Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time-honored traditions that have been practiced since its 1825 establishment within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir, and each vintage, benefits from special attention, which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore is the faithful reflection of its terroir.
Terroir: Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley is the only Grand Cru in Burgundy alongside Romanée-Conti to bear the name of its proprietor. The name was confirmed in court in 1937. This unique 7-acre parcel sits on the northern extremity of the hill of Corton fairly high up the slope surrounded by the famous “Le Corton” parcel. Soils are poor and well drained, made up primarily of iron-based stones and clay. The majority of the vineyard was planted between 1936 and 1967 with younger plantings up to 2002.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a short maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months.
Score: 92 PointsWine & Spirits Author: Josh Greene
Georges Faiveley won the right to include his family name in the name of this grand cru in 1937; it's a 7.44-acre parcel within Le Rognet. Some of the vines today date back to 1936 and '56, providing a complex 2014 with lasting floral intensity. The dense, raspberry-scented fruit is completely savory, with powerful tannins that lend it broad richness. Cellar this until it's ten years old before you consider drinking it.
Score: 94 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
This is pure, featuring cherry, berry, floral and spice aromas and flavors married to a vivid structure. Firms up nicely as the fruit and supporting matrix build to a long finish. Best from 2020 through 2033.
Score: 94 PointsDecanter Author: Stephen Brook
"Sweet, spicy, oaky nose and vibrant black cherry fruit; stylish. Rich, suave and full bodied, with fine-grained tannins that don't lack texture or force. Fine acidity and length."
"A fresh, cool and moderately restrained nose speaks of various red and dark berries along with plenty of iron-inflected earth, animale and pretty floral nuances. The lush, even opulent flavors certainly don't lack for size, weight and power as they coat the palate while buffering the notably firm tannic spine on the muscular, driving and wonderfully persistent finish. This too is impressively concentrated and built-to-age."
Deep ruby-red. Very dark aromas and flavors of medicinal black cherry, crushed rock and licorice pastille. Wonderfully rich and deep, combining a fine-grained texture with superb inner-palate energy. For all its power and concentration, this massive wine boasts terrific delineation. This will take a decade or more to reach its peak.
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