About the Producer
Domaine Faiveley in Nuits-Saint-Georges has over 120 hectares of vines in some of the most sought-after vineyards in Burgundy, including 12 hectares of Grands Crus. Founded in 1825 by Joseph Faiveley, it is now run by the seventh generation under Erwan Faiveley. Erwan believes that quality comes from the vineyards, hence treatments are kept to a minimum and yields are low. A traditional approach with a modern touch best describes the winemaking. Modern barrel presses and custom wooden vats are combined with long ageing to produce deeply flavoured reds and elegant whites which benefit from cellaring. Domaine Faiveley’s impressive selection offered a fascinating over-view of the 2019 vintage. A year which was ‘outstanding, with perfectly healthy and aromatic grapes’, according to Erwan Faiveley, the reds are concentrated and fresh and the whites show lovely depth and energy. Yields are severely down though, by 60% in some vineyards.
By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer
2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain
£310 per 6 bottle case in bond
Appealing bouquet of fresh orchard fruits and honeysuckle. On the palate, exotic stone fruits and a hint of apricot are lifted by a zesty citrus mineral freshness. Very attractive. Drink from 2022.
2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne
£330 per 6 bottle case in bond
Aromas of pears and white peaches mingle with exotic scents of smoke and spice. On the palate, juicy citrus flavours are balanced by a chalky mineral note. Sourced from trusted growers so it comes under the Joseph Faiveley label. Lovely intensity. Drink from 2022.
2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru La Combe Aux Moines
£335 per 6 bottle case in bond
A cooler parcel at the top of the hill, just beneath the woods, this is a little closed at present. Wild berry and cassis fruits, with a hint of leather and spice, emerge as the wine opens. It has great underlying depth and structure suggesting plenty of ageing potential. Drink from 2024.
2019 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
£420 per 6 bottle case in bond
Always elegant and delicate at this stage, it has a scented bouquet of crushed redcurrants and bilberries. On the palate, cool blueberry fruits and fine tannins are in perfect balance. Produced under the Joseph Faiveley label as the grapes are sourced from trusted growers. Drink from 2023.
2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers
£430 per 6 bottle case in bond
Considered amongst the finest Premiers Crus in Gevrey, along with Lavaux-Saint-Jacques and Clos Saint-Jacques, the 2019 has an attractive bouquet of red berry fruits with appealing Asian spice notes and a hint of leather. Lovely depth of deep red fruit on the palate with silky tannins. Great balance. Drink from 2023.
2019 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
£715 per 6 bottle case in bond
Faiveley owns three parcels in the Clos de Vougeot, two in the lower part and the other in the middle near the château. A very appealing wine with a bright bouquet of redcurrants and plums. Sweet cassis and fresh damson fruits are balanced by supple tannins. Lovely purity, freshness and energy. Drink from 2024.
2019 Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru
£770 per 6 bottle case in bond
Clos des Cortons Faiveley has been owned by the Faiveley family as a monopole since 1874 and is one of just two Burgundian Grands Crus to bear the name of its owner, Romanée-Conti being the other. The 2019 displays cool redcurrant and blackberry fruits on the nose. Supple tannins and fresh cassis flavours are balanced by brightness with darker notes coming forward as the wine evolves. Quite intense and bold but also elegant and lively. Drink from 2025.
2019 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
£780 per 6 bottle case in bond
Faiveley’s Charmes-Chambertin comes from a single hectare in this famous terroir. Deep cassis and fragrant spice aromas lead to a richly flavoured palate with a core of rich black fruits.
Burgundy 2019 Enquiry Form
Due to the high quality of the vintage and limited quantities, demand is sure to be very high with some cuvées, especially at Grand Cru level,
available on a strict allocation basis. Get in touch with us via the form below to secure your cases.