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Based in Nuits-St-Georges, the famous Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825 and in more recent times, the domaine has greatly expanded its vineyards across the entire Côte d’Or. The grapes are entirely destemmed and fermented in a mix of new wooden vats for the top end wines and stainless steel for the lesser cuvées. Once notorious for being fairly austere, there has been less emphasis on extraction over the last ten years and the wines show increased freshness, purity of fruit and more judicious use of oak. A contender for one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade.

The Evolution of Faiveley

Erwan Faiveley made two important announcements a few years ago.

The first was that a new state-of-the-art cuverie was operational. It is elegant, spacious and efficient and will offer the inestimable advantages of room to work, which is rarely the case in Burgundy’s often cramped wineries.

The second was arguably more important in that it heralds a change in style. Long-time readers may remember that in 2007 the Domaine made the dramatic decision to change the style of its reds, which up to that point could be fairly described as unapologetically old school. In other words, reds that were firmly structured, sturdy and built-to-age for the long-term. In 2007 this at times rustic style was discarded in favour of wines that possessed more elegance and finesse in the hopes of creating more supple burgundies that required less long-term cellaring.

“While we like the current style and what it offers, for several years we were feeling that perhaps we had strayed too far from our roots. To this end, we finally asked if there might not be a way to combine the two in a way that remained true to our history but didn’t require 20 years before the wines were completely ready to drink. So now we’re looking for more density and riper tannins while doing our best to retain a more refined mouthfeel. To achieve this we’re harvesting a few days later in the search for a higher level of phenolic maturity and then vinifying the fruit in a fashion that reduces forced extraction and emphasizes natural extraction. In other words, we will take what the fruit has to give in any given vintage without forcing more out of it that often results in overtly extracted wines.” Faiveley

Erwan Faiveley, the seventh generation owner of one of Burgundy’s largest grand cru site holders, Domaine Faiveley, is making a sharp turn away from his father’s big and tannic winemaking style. After 13 years at the helm of the family estate, the dynamic Burgundy scion confessed that it was only in 2012 that he began to achieve exactly what he wanted in terms of style and concentration.

The video bellow is matched by three others (at the end of the offer) exploring each of the seasons following the full cycle of the vine and wine at Domaine Faiveley.

The 2019 Vintage by Faiveley


From Allen Meadows www.burghound.com

As is typically the case, I met with both Erwan Faiveley and technical director Jérôme Flous. The domaine has huge holdings in the Côte Chalonnaise and they made some interesting comments about it that I include herein for the interest of readers. They noted that “the Côte Chalonnaise really got hurt from a quantity standpoint. The quality is genuinely remarkable, but the wines are concentrated and quite structured and perhaps too serious in the context of the style that most people look in that area. Setting aside the flowering, which did not pass particularly well, the main problem was that much of the Côte Chalonnaise has less marl than the Côte de Nuits and thus it drains better. This can be a qualitative advantage in wet vintages but in very dry ones, like 2019, the hydric stress in the vines can be very problematic for the vines as it causes them to shut down. This is also the case in the Côte de Beaune.

In the end, the quality of the reds is excellent, but the wines are definitely tannic.” With respect to the Côte d’Or they commented that “we picked from the 9th to the 21st of September and the fruit, both chardonnay and pinot noir, was super-clean. Like the Côte Chalonnaise though, yields were quite limited, coming in as they did between 25 and 35 hl/ha, which was also true for both colors. This is the smallest yields that we have had in chardonnay since 2007. Alcohols were relatively high if not truly excessive at between 13.5 and 14.5%. Because of the high level of extractability, we chose to vinify very lightly with limited amounts of whole clusters. When looking at 2018, we were in a sense at the mercy of the raw materials in terms of extraction because the skins were so thick that you could not hav e touched the fermentations and still had very big and tannic reds. In 2019, we had more room to maneuver in terms of an extraction strategy. In retrospect, we chose well because 2019 also gave us quite structured wines so less was more in a sense. As to the wines, the reds are genuinely exceptional with excellent freshness and energy as well as lovely terroir transparency. They’re not necessarily greater than their 2018 counterparts but they are definitely more homogenous.

By contrast, the jury is still out for the whites. They continue to improve month by month and they are already very good. But where they will ultimately come out relative to the 2018s is hard to say.” While it was not presented, I inquired about the Clos de Bèze-Les Ouvrées Rodin and was assured that there will indeed be one in 2019. 

The Wines

Faively’s vast holdings stretch from the very top of the Côte d’Or through the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and into the top of the Côte Chalonaise with Pinot holdings in Mercurey. Below are maps of their terroirs. You can enlarge them and explore the regions and vineyards. We’re writing a series of primers on each of the main villages in Burgundy and on Burgundy in general you can check out where we’re up to in the Wine Bites Mag.

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Faiveley Grand & 1er Crus de la Côte de Beaune

Detailed Map of Faiveley’s Côte de Beaune Holdings

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Faiveley Grand & 1er Crus de la Côte de Nuits

Detailed Map of Faiveley’s Côte de Nuits Holdings

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About the Wines

Faiveley Grand & 1er Crus de la Côte de Beaune

Detailed Map of Faiveley’s Côte de Beaune Holdings

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2019 Domaine Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

The 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru opens in the glass with notes of white flowers, Meyer lemon, fresh pear, nutmeg and warm bread. Full-bodied, layered and muscular, it’s a concentrated, serious and tightly wound wine that’s built around chalky dry extract and tangy acids. This is very promising.

Score: (94-96), Tasted: Jan 15, 2021, William Kelley – The Wine Advocate


2019 Domaine Faiveley Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru

Rich and muscular, the 2019 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru exhibits aromas of pear, citrus zest, toasted nuts, honeycomb and white flowers. Full-bodied, broad and powerful, with lively acids and an ample core of ripe fruit, it’s the most dramatic wine in the range. If it can pick up some additional tension during a second winter on the lees, my score will seem conservative.

Score: (92-94)+, Tasted: Jan 15, 2021, William Kelley – The Wine Advocate


2019 Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru

Aromas of orange oil, white flowers, fresh pastry, smoke, pastry cream, confit lemon and ripe pears introduce Faiveley’s 2019 BienvenuesBâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, a full-bodied, textural and enveloping wine that’s satiny and incisive, with tangy acids and a seamless, elegant profile.

Score: (93-94)+, Tasted: Jan 15, 2021, William Kelley – The Wine Advocate


2019 Faiveley Meursault 1er Cru Blagny

Notes of smoky orchard fruit, white flowers and citrus oil introduce the 2019 Meursault 1er Cru Blagny (Maison), a medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping wine that’s lively and mineral. This will offer a broad drinking window.

Score: 91, Tasted: Jan 15, 2021, Drink: 2022-2040, William Kelley – The Wine Advocate


2019 Domaine Faiveley Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain

The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain is showing very nicely, offering up aromas of citrus oil, pear and fresh apricot, complemented by hints of pastry cream and warm bread. Medium to full-bodied, bright and fleshy, with lively acids and an ample core of fruit, it concludes with a precise, mineral finish.

Score: (92-94), Tasted: Jan 15, 2021, William Kelley – The Wine Advocate

Faiveley Grand & 1er Crus de la Côte de Nuits

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2019 Domaine Faiveley Chambertin “Clos De Bèze Ouvrees Rodin” Grand Cru

Note: a selection of the oldest vines in one of their 3 parcels Once again moderately prominent wood still allows the overtly spicy and floral-inflected dark currant, black cherry and discreet earth nuances to be appreciated. The mid-palate of the broad-shouldered flavors is pliant yet intense and muscular while the driving finish possesses breathtakingly good depth and persistence on the imposingly structured but not really rigid or unduly austere finale. This will live for decades and need at least 10 to 15 to be approachable with pleasure.

Score: 94-97, Tasted: Jan 10, 2020, Drink 2040+, Issue 77- Burghound


2019 Domaine Faiveley Chambertin “Clos De Bèze” Grand Cru

Note: from a 1.29 ha parcel A mildly toasty and mentholated nose offers up a wonderful array of spice elements on the notably floral red berry fruit and earth-inflected aromas. The sleek and satin-textured big-bodied flavors possess a highly sophisticated mouthfeel that exudes evident minerality on the youthfully austere and terrifically persistent finish. A brief summation would be cool and very classy.

Score: 93-96, Tasted: Jan 10, 2021, Drink 2036+, Issue 81 – Don’t miss! – Burghound


2019 Domaine Faiveley Corton “Clos Des Cortons” Grand Cru (Monopole)

Here too there is a mentholated top note to the much earthier aromas of poached plum, underbrush, red currant and touches of the sauvage. There is excellent verve to the equally broad-shouldered and muscular flavors that possess outstanding complexity on the tannic, serious and beautifully long finish that is a bit less austere than it usually is at this early juncture. This beautifully well-made effort will also require extended bottle age to reveal its full potential, but it should very much be worth the wait.

Score: 93-95, Tasted: Jan 10, 2021, Drink 2039+, Issue 81 – Don’t miss! – Burghound


2019 Domaine Faiveley Latricières Chambertin Grand Cru

Note: from a large 1.21 ha parcel There is a distinctly cool quality to the restrained, ultra-fresh and airy aromas of red currant, raspberry, earth and whiffs of spice and the sauvage. The rich and beautifully delineated middle weight flavors possess superb focus along with an abundance of minerality that seems to build on the complex, refined and highly persistent finish. This classy and harmonious effort should amply repay extended cellaring.

Score: 93-95, Tasted: Jan 10, 2021, Drink 2036+, Issue 81 – Don’t miss! – Burghound


2019 Domaine Faiveley Échézeaux ‘En Orveaux’ Grand Cru

The 2019 Echézeaux En Orveaux Grand Cru has turned out nicely, offering up aromas of plums and berries, complemented by suggestions of orange peel, sweet soil tones, peonies and spices. Medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy, it’s enveloping but vibrant, with lively acids and a precise finish.

Score: (92-94), Tasted: Jan 15, 2021, William Kelley – The Wine Advocate


2019 Domaine Faiveley Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru

Note: from both Mazis Haut and Bas where the two parcels total a remarkable 1.20 ha A slightly riper and exuberantly spicy nose is composed by notes of black cherry, dark raspberry, the sauvage and a whiff of earth. There is superb mid-palate density to the opulent yet serious big-bodied flavors that are shaped by a firm core of dense and very firm tannins on the hugely long yet impeccably well-balanced finish. This muscular effort is also going to need extended cellaring if you wish to see its full, and ample, potential realized.

Score: 93-95, Tasted: Jan 10, 2021, Drink 2039+, Issue 81 – Don’t miss! – Burghound


2019 Domaine Faiveley Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru

Note: blended from 3 separate lieux-dits, two near the bottom and one near the top A distinctly earthy and exceptionally fresh nose speaks of the pure essence of various red berries and a whiff of underbrush. There is both excellent density and richness to the imposingly scaled flavors that culminate in a delineated, sappy and markedly austere yet refreshing finale. This is a classically styled Clos that will take its sweet time maturing.

Score: 92-95, Tasted: Jan 10, 2021, Drink 2036+, Issue 81 – Burghound


2019 Faiveley Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru

Note: from Charmes proper A pungent nose of reduction and wood is tough to read at present. Otherwise, the rich and caressing yet powerful and relatively robust flavors possess excellent size and weight along with very solid concentration where the abundant dry extract does a fine job of buffering the firm tannic spine shaping the youthfully austere and impressively long finish.

Score: 91-94, Tasted: Jan 10, 2021, Drink 2034+, Issue 81 – Burghound


2019 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Les Cazetiers’

Note: from a huge 3.96 ha parcel that gave yields of only 20 hl/ha in 2019 In contrast to the prior wines, here the nose is quite firmly reduced. More interesting are the superbly concentrated and gorgeously textured big-bodied, powerful and muscular flavors that flash a mix of minerality and salinity on the wonderfully complex and highly persistent finish where the only nit is a slight warmth. This is potentially outstanding and a wine that should age effortlessly.

Score: 92-94, Tasted: Jan 10, 2021, Drink 2034+, Issue 81 – Sweet spot Outstanding – Burghound


2019 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Lavaux St Jacques’

A cool, pure and ultra-fresh nose features plenty of sauvage and underbrush characters on the pretty mélange of wild red and dark berry aromas. The tension-filled and intensely mineral-driven flavors are supported by dense but relatively fine tannins on the explosively long, youthfully austere and serious finale. Unusually for Lavaut, this possesses a beguiling inner mouth perfume that renders this all the more attractive.

Score: 91-94, Tasted: Jan 10, 2021, Drink 2034+, Issue 81 – Sweet spot Outstanding – Burghound


2019 Domaine Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Damodes’

Aromas of cassis, plums, orange rind and spicy new oak preface Faiveley’s 2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes, a medium to fullbodied, deep and lively wine with a concentrated core of fruit, framed by powdery tannins. Concluding with a long, mineral finish, it’s another fine bottling from this cool, high-altitude and northeast-exposed site.

Score: 92-94, Tasted: Jan 10, 2021, Drink 2034+, Issue 81 – Sweet spot Outstanding – Burghound


2019 Domaine Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru ‘Les St. Georges’

A moderately toasty nose reveals notes of both red and dark berries, newly turned earth and a touch of the sauvage. The mid-palate of the succulent, round and seductively textured medium weight plus flavors contrasts significantly with the overtly austere, compact, slightly warm and very serious finish that makes clear this is very much built for long-term cellaring. Excellent quality provided you have the patience to wait.

Score: 91-94, Tasted: Jan 10, 2021, Drink 2034+, Issue 81 – Sweet spot Outstanding – Burghound