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Domaine Faiveley

About the Producer

Region: Nuits-Saint-Georges

Domaine Faiveley covers 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. Modern barrel presses, custom wooden vats and long ageing produce deeply flavoured reds and elegant whites. According to Erwan, the 2020 reds from the Côte de Nuits display ‘concentration and finesse’ while those from the Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise combine excellent freshness and ripeness. Whites shows ‘all the hallmarks of an outstanding vintage, intensely aromatic, with enticing notes of cut pear and lime’. As for yields, the Chardonnay crop was healthy but the reds were affected by drought and a cold rainy spell in the Côte de Nuits during flowering. Overall though it was an ‘excellent quality’ vintage.

Tasting Notes

By James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer

2020 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain
£365 per 6 bottle case in bond

Further up the hillside, ‘Champ Gain’ refers to land reclaimed from the forest. A bright bouquet of exotic stone fruits, honeysuckle and flowers leads to an elegant palate of yellow fruits with a lively citrus finish and a hint of green ginger. Allow a few years in bottle before drinking. Drink from 2024.

2020 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne
£365 per 6 bottle case in bond

Under the Joseph Faiveley label, as it is sourced from trusted growers, this elegantly balanced Garenne has aromas of green apples, pears and white peaches mingled with scents of vanilla and spice. Shows lovely balance on the palate and will be delicious in a few years. Drink from 2024.

2020 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
£925 per 6 bottle case in bond

Revealing aromas of meadow flowers, brioche and fresh almonds, this is pure and refined on the palate. Elegant stone fruits mingle with delicate spices and a salty mineral note on the finish adds freshness. All too attractive now, it will need time to develop its full potential. Drink from 2027.

2020 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru La Combe Aux Moines
£395 per 6 bottle case in bond

A cooler parcel at the top of the hill, just beneath the woods, this shows lovely definition on the nose with bright cherry fruits and a taut mineral freshness. The palate is full of perfumed red berry fruits with very fine tannins suggesting great ageing potential. Drink from 2025.

2020 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
£395 per 6 bottle case in bond

Produced under the Joseph Faiveley label. Always elegant and delicate when tasted young, it has a scented bouquet of crushed redcurrants and bilberries. On the palate, cool blueberry fruits and fine tannins are perfectly balanced. Drink from 2026.

2020 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers
£520 per 6 bottle case in bond

Considered amongst the finest Premiers Crus in Gevrey, along with Lavaux-Saint-Jacques and Clos Saint-Jacques, this parcel is located slightly lower
down than La Combe Aux Moines. A little closed at present, the palate builds in intensity with lovely depth of deep red fruit supported by very fine tannins. Great balance. Drink from 2027.

2020 Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru
£850 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 2020 has a complex bouquet displaying rich plum and redcurrant fruits. On the palate, supple cassis notes are supported by firm, perfectly integrated tannins. Darker notes come forward as the wine evolves. Quite intense but also elegant and very refreshing. Drink from 2028.

2020 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
£975 per 6 bottle case in bond

Faiveley’s Charmes-Chambertin comes from a single hectare in this famous terroir. Showing wonderful balance and length, succulent cassis and fragrant spice aromas lead to a richly flavoured palate. This indulgent yet elegant wine offers silky smooth tannins and lovely freshness. Will require another ten years in bottle before it begins to reach its potential. Drink from 2030.

2020 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
£975 per 6 bottle case in bond

Faiveley owns three parcels of Clos de Vougeot, two in the lower part and the other in the middle near the château. Showing lovely fruit purity and energy, this is a very attractive and classically defined Vougeot with a bright bouquet of raspberries and red plums. On the palate, gentle cassis fruits are balanced by seamless, silky tannins. Wonderful from barrel, it offers great cellaring potential. Drink from 2028.

Burgundy 2020 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.

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