Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.
Terroir: Domaine Faiveley acquired the 1er Cru Clos des Issarts in 2002 after leasing it for over 50 years. This 1.5 acre parcel sits south of the village and directly adjacent to Grand Cru Ruchottes-Chambertin. Soils here are rich in limestone and exposure is east/ northeast.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a 21 day 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: 94 PointsWine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
An underlying stony mineral element meets cherry, raspberry, blueberry and leafy tobacco accents in this taut red, which gains elegance and silkiness with air, while the aftertaste is long and fine. Best from 2020 through 2036.
An impressively layered and overtly floral nose is comprised by notes of dark pinot fruit, forest floor and earth. There is a lovely sense of energy to the rich, round and naturally sweet medium weight flavors that possess excellent intensity while retaining very good precision despite the solid richness and volume. Like several wines in the range, this elegant Gevrey 1er should drink well young.
(25% vendange entier; 45% new oak): Bright, dark red-ruby. Captivating aromas of dark raspberry, smoky soil tones and salty minerality, plus a suggestion of graphite. Wonderfully deep, plush wine with complex flavors of raspberry and saline minerality accented by peppery herbs. This energetic, finely balanced wine finishes with lively tannins and palate-staining fruit. Technical directly Jerome Flous finds it more salty and tannic than usual but the finish offers compelling perfume. The upper portion of this vineyard, situated on pure stone, was replanted in 2005, while the lower part features 50-to-60-year-old vines on deeper soil. The two components are like two different wines, notes Flous.
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