Domaine Faiveley

Burgundy, France

Vineyard

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Although the majority of Domaine Faiveley’s wines are made from grapes grown at the Domaine, the Faiveley family has nevertheless remained true to their merchant roots. Over the years, the family has formed close relationships with several Burgundian families thereby allowing them access to the very best vine parcels. Needless to say, these grapes are treated with the same care and attention as those grown at the Domaine. The wines are then sold under the ‘Joseph Faiveley’ label which represents the second generation of the family. 

Currently, Faiveley has 10 hectares (25 acres) of grand cru vineyards out of a total of 115 hectares (285 acres). 

In December 2019 the Domaine obtained HVE (High Environmental Value) level 3 certification which is a testament to the estate’s good cultural practices and desire to limit their environmental impact. The 2022 vintage marks the beginning of a new era and the official conversion to organic farming after a few years of trial throughout their holding along the Côte d’Or 

The Grand Cru vineyards: 

  • Cote de Beaune: Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne, Corton, Bâtard-Montrachet 
  • Cote de Nuits: Musigny, Mazis-Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Latricières-Chambertin, Echezeaux, Clos de Vougeot 
  • Small portions of the Chablis Grand Crus vineyards 

The Premier Cru’s: 

  • Cote de Beaune: Parts of Puligny-Montrachet, Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley, Clos de l’Ecu, some parcels in Volnay and Pommard 
  • Cote de Nuits: Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Clos des Issarts, Les Cazetiers 
  • Cote Chalonnaise: Mercurey Premier Cru Clos des Myglands (Domaine Faiveley’s village Mercurey is the biggest wine commune in the appellation), Clos Rochette, Clos Rond 

Winemaking

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Traditional winemaking with a modern twist is key in the production of wines from Domaine Faiveley. Modern barrel presses as well as custom wooden vats are combined with long aging in deep 19th-Century cellars to produce deep and rich red wines that need age to show their best. 

  • In 2013 The Faiveley’s launched a project to renovate their two winereis- one winery in Mercurey used to produce wines from the Côte Chalonnaise, and one winery in Nuits-Saint-Georges, that is used to vinify wines from the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. 
  • They have invested mostly in large wooden vats and temperature-controlled wooden vats, all while now vinifying by gravity.