Domaine Faiveley

In 1825, Pierre Faiveley founded the firm that now bears the name Domaine Faiveley. At that time, the firm was a classic négociant, buying and selling wine. But from generation to generation, with a strong commitment to the quality of Burgundy's patrimony, the Faiveley family has purchased vineyards and is today among the largest owners of classified vineyards in the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise. On October 15, 2013, in a surprise announcement, Domaine Faiveley reported it had acquired 20 hectares of vines previously owned by Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot, which is based in Gevrey-Chambertin. All together, the firm now presently owns 123 hectares of vineyards among which 12 hectares are grands crus and 27, premiers crus.

The objective of the family today, led by Erwan Faiveley, is to increase the firm's holdings of great vineyards so that there can be complete control from vine to bottle across the entire range of wines. Along with this focus, Erwan Faiveley and General Manager Bernard Hervet have renovated the cellars, which now boast state-of-the-art barrel presses, custom-designed wooden vats and among the finest, air-cured oak casks available in the world.

Unlike many wine growers, Domaine Faiveley has united the management of its vineyards and its cellar under the direction of one technical director, Jerome Flous. The result is seamless integration of the wines. Domaine Faiveley wines are widely recognized for being among the finest produced in Burgundy and Domaine Faiveley among the finest wine producers in the world.

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Domaine Faiveley Mercurey 'Clos Rochette' Blanc 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 “Very pretty and lively with stones and minerals. Dried apples and lemon zest. Medium to full body, beautiful density and intense flavors. Hints of lime on the finish. Some salt to boot. A monopole white from Cte de Chalonnaise. Drink now.” ~J.S.  Wine Spectator 90 “Ripe, open

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 2016
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 “Purity is the hallmark of this sleek red, whose vibrant structure marshals the flavors of cherry, raspberry and currant to a lingering conclusion. Balanced and focused, this fades gracefully with berry, orange zest and spice notes. Drink now through 2030. 1,975 cases imported.”

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Clos Myglands 2015
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 83“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. 1,400 cases imported.” ~B.S.

Domaine Faiveley Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2011
Burghound 92-94 "An attractively complex and unusually refined nose speaks of red currant, kirsch, soft earth and a hint of wood spice. There is a refined mouth feel to the larger-scaled flavors thanks to the fine grain of the ripe and well-integrated tannins on the mildly austere and impressively

Domaine Faiveley 'Rochette' Mercurey Blanc 2013 375ml
92  James Suckling 
Vinous 89-91 "Bright straw-yellow. Apple and pear on the nose, along with a pronounced smoky minerality that carries through onto the palate. Rich, silky and deep, with the mineral character keeping the wine fresh. The very broad, palate-dusting finish builds slowly and subtly. Part of this

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey 'Clos Rochette' Blanc 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "This is very powerful for a white from this appellation. Full body, excellent structure. Plenty on the finish. More like a premier cru Meursault. Worth finding. Drink now." ~J.S.  Wall Street Journal Grade: "A Quest for Worthy 'Budget' Burgundies" ""...a full-bodied white

Joseph Faiveley Chablis AC 2012
89  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 89 "(bottled in July of 2013): Pale bright yellow. Classic lemon and oyster shell aromas. Broad, supple and creamy, offering a gently saline oyster shell quality. This fine-grained wine would make a lovely introduction to Chablis for the uninitiated. Faiveley made 2,000 cases but

Domaine Faiveley Nuits St. George 'Les Damodes' 2014
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93“This is vibrant, featuring cherry and wild berry flavors that take on spice and leafy, vegetal accents. Solid, with a line of tannins demarcating the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030.”

Joseph Faiveley Chambolle Musigny 'Les Beaux Bruns' 2011
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"This is lean and on the tight side, with firm tannins underlining the currant and cranberry fruit. Blossoms after a few hours in the glass, turning more supple and generous, though not opulent. Fine length. Best from 2015 through 2021." ~B.S.

Joseph Faiveley Pouilly Fuisse 2009
"The 2009 vintage is clean and pure showing youthful layers of acidity, apple, peach and vanilla. Great as an aperitif or with a variety of seafoods or game." ~winery notes

Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Rouge 2012
" Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Rouge is is sourced from vineyards spread throughout the terroirs of the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and the Côte Chalonnaise. It delivers clean and pure ripe cherry fruit with bright minerality. This is an easy choice for satisfaction illustrating the uniqueness of

Dom Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin Clos des Issarts 1er Cru 2012
96  Tim Atkin 
Tim Atkin 96 "A monopole situated close to Mazis-Chambertin and Les Ruchottes, this 0.5-hectare vineyard is planted north-south (rare in these parts). Its fine, fresh and sweet, but with an undertow of tannin and considerable depth of flavour. With neighbors like those, its hardly surprising. Fresh

Domaine Faiveley Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru 2011
96  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93-96 "Bright, deep red. Very deep aromas and flavors of raspberry, redcurrant, smoke and crushed rock. At once penetrating and utterly fine-grained; explosive sappy perfume fills the mouth without leaving any impression of weight. Pinot just doesn't pull off this trick anywhere but

Domaine Faiveley Gevrey Chamb 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2011
94  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92-94 "Good bright, full red. Knockout perfume of raspberry and rose petal offers an element of lift that I associate more with Clos Saint-Jacques. Then sappy and vibrant in the mouth, with outstanding purity and salty intensity to the flavors of red fruits and blood orange. Utterly

Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons GC 2011
96  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93-96 "Good deep red. A bit darker on the nose than the grand crus from Gevrey-Chambertin, offering explosive aromas of crushed raspberry, black cherry, exotic spices and a touch of smoke. Compellingly rich and seamless in the mouth, with terrific sappy verve to the urgent flavors of

Domaine Faiveley Clos de Beze Les Ouvrees Rodin 2011
97  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 95-97 "(from vines facing southeast, whereas the "regular" Clos de Beze is from south-facing vines; these vines are also a bit older: 55 years vs. 45): Good deep red. A coulis of red fruits sharpened by blood orange on the nose. Less reduced and more vibrant than the cuvee classique

Domaine Faiveley Chassagne Montrachet 1r Cru Morgeot 2011
Burghound 91 "A background application of wood surrounds the aromas of white peach, pear and resin. There is also enough oak to notice on the rich, powerful and well-concentrated medium weight plus flavors that coat the palate on the appealingly long finish. This is classic Morgeot, which is to say

Domaine Faiveley Mercurey La Framboisiere 2011
"Typical from this monopole, ripe raspberry and strawberry flavours, spice notes, and balanced minerality throughout. Upfront fresh and fruity, solid tannic structure and length. The 27 acre vineyard La Framboisiere is a monopole of Domaine Faiveley and is located in the heart of Mercurey's 1er

Domaine Faiveley Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens 2010
95  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 92-95 "Good full, bright red. Subtle, high-pitched aromas of cherry, tobacco, leather and dried rose. Sweet, creamy and deep, with some CO2 adding to the impression of freshness. Wonderfully perfumed, very long wine, finishing with outstanding finesse of tannins, complex

Domaine Faiveley Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru 2010
96  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 93-96 "Good bright red. Noble, airy aromas of piquant pomegranate, smoky minerality, white pepper and leather. Densely packed and folded in on itself; like a black hole in the mouth. Great verve and energy to the saline and crushed stone flavors. Uncoils slowly with

Domaine Faiveley 1er Cru Cazetiers 2010
95  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 92-95 "Good deep red. Lovely lift to the aromas of cherry and rose petal. Sweet, suave and juicy, with terrific definition and class to the bright flavors of cherry, minerals, flowers and spices. Silky and stylish. Mounts impressively on the very long finish, which

Domaine Faiveley Echezeaux Grand Cru 2010
95  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 92-95 "Good full red. Pungent aromas of raspberry, crushed stone and white pepper. Enters with intense raspberry and spices, then turns firm and floral in the middle, showing superb energy and sappiness to the primary red fruit and mineral flavors. With its saline

Domaine Faiveley Corton Clos de Cortons Grand Cru 2010
97  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 94-97 "Deep red with ruby tones. Sappy, perfumed nose offers cherry, white pepper, crushed stone, mint and menthol. Wonderfully velvety in the mouth, but with superb energy and definition to the pungent mineral and fresh raspberry flavors. Boasts a three-dimensional

Domaine Faiveley Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru d'Orveau 2010
95  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 92-95"Bright medium red. Red berries, white pepper and caraway seed on the nose. Juicy and imploded, with outstanding sap and class to its raspberry, crushed stone and saline flavors. Boasts terrific energy and length. Reminded me of a mini-Musigny." ~S.T.

Domaine Faiveley Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2010
97  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 94-97 "Good bright full red. Sensational nose features all the Burgundy food groups: raspberry, minerals, flowers, game, spices. Pure silk on the palate, with a wonderfully fine-grained texture given lift and razor-sharp definition by sappy acidity and a piquant element of