Based in Nuits-St-Georges, the famous Domaine Faiveley was founded in 1825 and in more recent times, the domaine has greatly expanded its vineyards across the entire Cote d'Or. The grapes are entirely destemmed and fermented in a mix of new wooden vats for the top end wines and stainless steel for the lesser cuvées. Once notorious for being fairly austere, there has been less emphasis on extraction over the last ten years and the wines show increased freshness, purity of fruit and more judicious use of oak. A contender for one of the most improved domaines in Burgundy over the last decade.
Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017
Wonderful aromas of plums, orange peel and stones. Full-bodied, round and soft with a juicy finish. A deep and rich pinot. Fantastic wine. Made from six hectares. Best ever? Drink now. Rating: 93 Points; JamesSuckling .com
Plum, raspberry, earth, peel and spice – almost exotic? Medium bodied, ripe but fresh fruit, fleshy suede textured tannin, a juiciness and bright tang to the acidity, and a vibrant finish that punches on and closes spicy and aromatic. So much energy and flavour. They’ve delivered a knockout in 2015. Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $70; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2018-2030; Rated: 93 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Ripe and pure, featuring cherry, blackberry, raspberry, mineral and light toast notes. Balanced and intense, playing out on the long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. Rating: 93 Points; Wine Spectator
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