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Faiveley

Domaine Faiveley is one of the biggest domaines (115ha) in Burgundy and, many would argue, one of the best.

The change of generation, enhanced by the arrival of Bernard Hervet as Managing Director, is clear warning of the intention to dynamise the business. The most obvious change though is in the barrel cellar where the previous supplier has been dropped and replaced with Francois Frères, Taransaud and three other coopers.  Old style Faiveley wines could be massively tannic at the expense of the fruit. From 2007 the wines are much fresher and fruitier, yet still with real intensity.

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. JASPER MORRIS MW


With a total of 115 hectares under vine Faiveley is one of the largest land owners in the Cote and, when combined with their impressive negociant business, they are a force to be reckoned with in Burgundy. More importantly, in recent years we have seen a phenomenal return to form from this hallowed estate. Under the watchful eye of managing director Bernard Hervet the wines are now some of the region’s finest and the emphasis is now on less extracted but, more pure and terroir-driven wines. ROSCOE

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FROM THIS PRODUCER

  1. Faiveley Clos de Beze Ouvrees Rodin 2016
    Faiveley Clos de Beze Ouvrees Rodin 2016
    1 BOTTLE AVAILABLE
    This is aromatically similar to the regular cuvée save for being even spicier and displaying a bit more wood influence. There is almost painful intensity to the super-sleek big-bodied flavors that possess a positively gorgeous mouthfeel due to a mid-palate that brims with sappy dry extract that coats the mouth on the hugely long and impeccably well-balanced finale. While this may change given that these are barrel samples but based on the two that I tasted, this is actually slightly less structured though I emphasize slightly. Either way, this is a seriously impressive effort that should age effortlessly. (97) 'Don't Miss' BURGHOUND

    (like the "regular" Clos de Bèze, this special cuvée from 60+-year-old vines on the Chambertin side of the cru was totally destemmed): Dark red-ruby. Less expressive but slightly riper aromas of purple and black fruits and pungent spices. Then utterly seamless and suave on the palate, offering a lacy, feminine texture with great energy and sophistication. The penetrating red berry and white pepper flavors are amplified by the wine's mineral underpinning. The endless rising finish combines serious power and refined tannins. Ultimately a bit less expressive and tight-grained than the classic Clos de Bèze but this is even deeper. (98) STEPHEN TANZER
    2016
    Pinot noir
    France
    358
    Special Price $1,436.00 Regular Price $1,795.00
  2. Faiveley Mercurey Le Clos du Roy 2019 1er
    Faiveley Mercurey Le Clos du Roy 2019 1er

    Aromas of plums, spices, incense and soil tones, framed by a touch of toasty new oak, introduce the 2019 Mercurey 1er Cru Clos du Roy, a medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety wine that's fleshy and concentrated, with fine, powdery tannins and lively acids. This is an enveloping, gourmand wine from a 2.6-hectare parcel. WILLIAM KELLEY, Wine Advocate

     

    2019
    Pinot noir
    France
    358
    Special Price $73.60 Regular Price $92.00 As low as $68.60
  3. Faiveley Mercurey La Framboisiere 2019 375ml
    Faiveley Mercurey La Framboisiere 2019 375ml
    The finest rendition of this cuvée that I've ever tasted, Faiveley's 2019 Mercurey La Framboisière wafts from the glass with aromas of sweet berry fruit, warm spices, rose petals and plums. Medium-bodied, fleshy and precise, with lively acids and excellent depth at the core, it's deep and unusually serious, with all the charm but less of the frivolity that this cuvée has historically displayed. It derives from an 11-hectare parcel—part of which was planted in 1990 and the rest of which is old massal selections—that was vinified with 15% whole cluster and matured in 20% new oak. WILLIAM KELLEY, Wine Advocate
    2019
    Pinot noir
    France
    358
    Special Price $33.60 Regular Price $42.00 As low as $29.60