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
91-93/100 and rated Outstanding, Burghound, Allen Meadows
"Once again, reduction dominates the fruit at present. The surprisingly supple mid-palate of the caressing medium-bodied flavors contrasts with the mineral-inflected, firm and very serious finish where a touch of warmth emerges. This is unapologetically built to age yet the suppleness of the mid-palate should allow it to be enjoyed a bit earlier than usual. Good stuff provided you're prepared to cellar it for at least a few years first."
94-95/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer (2015 vintage)
"(25% vendange entier; 50% new oak): Bright ruby-red. A step up in complexity and depth on the nose from the foregoing Nuits-Saint-Georges samples, offering sexy soil tones to the aromas of raspberry, minerals, smoke and dried flowers. Rich, pliant, soil-inflected wine with terrific breadth, depth and herbal lift. This fleshy yet brisk wine finishes with noble tannins and superb lingering fruit. Technical director Jerome Flous wants to bottle this beauty in January."
16.5++/20 JancisRobinson.com (2015 vintage)
"Mid crimson. Lots of spice here alongside dark-red fruit. Peppery. Firm, dark-fruited and savoury on the palate. Dry and chewy on the finish but the fruit is all curled up inside. A little austere at the moment. (JH)" Drink 2025 - 2035
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