Notes of forest floor and underbrush add breadth to the aromas of red currant, violet and a whiff of oak. The sleek and relatively refined flavours exude a subtle minerality on the delicious, punchy and balanced finish.
A love of wine has been passed on from one Faiveley generation to the next for almost two centuries. The Domaine has always remained in the same family and today Erwan and Eve, the 7th generation of the Faiveley family, are at the helm and are keen to respect the traditions and savoir-faire of the family while looking to the future.
An impressive 80% of Domaine Faiveley’s wines are made from fruit grown in the family’s vineyards, and nearly all of its Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise wines. With six Monopole vineyards (totalling 38% of the Domaine’s own vineyards) and vineyards in the most prestigious Crus – Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Mazis-Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Latricières-Chambertin, Musigny, Echézeaux and Clos Vougeot – Domaine Faiveley produce wines that showcase the qualities of each vineyard site. Vineyard acquisition has also been a focus of Erwan’s tenure with 20 hectares in Gevrey Chambertin added in 2013 including vines in both Charmes-Chambertin and Lavaux Saint Jacques. The family produce wine from a remarkable 10 hectares of Grand Cru and 25 Premier Cru with many of these in prime Cote de Nuits appellations.
Faiveley keep yields to a minimum through the controlled use of organic fertiliser, strict pruning, the development of rootstocks suited to specific soil types together with a high average vine age in the Faiveley vineyards. Technical Director Jerome Flous has overseen the transformation in style of the Domaine Faiveley wines with less emphasis on extraction and more about preserving the individuality of each appellation. The result is classic Burgundies with wonderful longevity, aromatics and an unique, elegant style. Recognised as one of the finest producers in Burgundy, the Domaine continues to go from strength to strength under Erwan and Eve.