Domaine Faiveley is one of the biggest domaines (115ha) in Burgundy and, many would argue, one of the best. This illustrious company has been based in Nuits St Georges since the days of Pierre Faiveley who founded the business in 1825. His son Joseph gave his name to the family business, to be followed by the first François, Georges who was instrumental in founding the Chevaliers du Tastevin, Guy who developed the business in the Côte Chalonnaise, François who has recently retired and now his son Erwan, born in 1979. The change of generation, enhanced by the arrival of Bernard Hervet as Managing Director, is clear warning of the intention to dynamise the business. Already there has been a notable expansion of vineyards under Faiveley’s control. Many of Faiveley's top wines are hand bottled with no filtration. This in turn results in clean, opulent wines that often show Pinot Noir at its best. Their concentration and richness are rarely equalled.
What The Critics Say
92/100 Allen Meadows Burghound
“An elegant, cool and pure nose features notes of wild red berries, pungent earth and a sauvage note. There
is an equally cool impression to the medium weight plus flavors that exude a fine minerality on the delicious,
intense and naturally austere finish. In 2012 this is a muscular, even robust wine but not necessarily rustic.”
90-92/100 Stephen Tanzer
“Bright, dark red. Black cherry, licorice and a whiff of game on the brooding nose. Sweet, saline and densely
packed but a baby today, with subtle dark fruit and game flavors currently cut off by chewy, slightly tough
tannins. Quite unevolved right now.” (Tasted Jan 2014)
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