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Domaine Faiveley is a wine producer in Burgundy, France situated in Nuits-Saint-Georges and established in 1825. Faiveley also runs a négociant business, but this activity is much smaller in volume than the wine production from their own vineyards.

Faiveley owns 120 hectares (300 acres) of vineyards in Burgundy, which makes them one of Burgundy’s largest vineyard owners.

Faiveley have holdings in the following Grand Cru vineyards:

In Côte de Nuits: Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, Mazis-Chambertin, Latricières-Chambertin, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot and Echezeaux.

In Côte de Beaune: Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Bâtard-Montrachet and Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet.

They also have holdings in many Premier Cru vineyards in Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise. The domaine’s monopoles are:

In Côte de Nuits: Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Clos des Issarts
In Côte de Beaune: Corton Clos des Cortons Faiveley and Beaune Premier Cru Clos de l’Ecu
In Côte Chalonnaise: Mercurey Premier Cru Clos des Myglands (red), Mercurey Les Mauvarennes (red and white), La Framboisière (red), Clos Rond (red) and Clos Rochette (white).

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Domaine Faiveley Millésime 2012

FAMILY HISTORY

Before the French Revolution, trade was organised by cooperatives and wine was sold by the intermediary of barrel makers and sworn wine brokers. These cooperatives had their headquarters in Beaune or Dijon and abided by very strict rules. The transportation of wine in barrels was carried out in very difficult conditions. It was only in Louis 14th’s reign that Burgundy wines were to experience greater fame, from the moment when those high up in the King’s court and foreign ambassadors in Paris started to take an interest. It was in this climate that Pierre Faiveley founded the business in 1825.

In the beginning of the 19th century, the transportation of Burgundy wines towards countries in Northern Europe began to develop, principally along rivers or canals. Thus, the Burgundy wine merchants started to visit these countries where they would exchange wine for textiles in particular. Joseph Faiveley was one of these travellers, exited by the discovery of new countries, but very Burgundian too. The Domain’s reputation started to grow…

François Faiveley was not destined to be a winemaker. He was a brilliant student, who became a doctor at a very young age, before establishing himself in Nuits-Saint-Georges. We are at the end of the 19th century and the worst crisis that Burgundy has ever known appeared – the phylloxera. Seeing the domain disappearing, devastated by insects, he spent his whole life trying to save his vines. His devotion to the cause finished him off. He died young at the age of 59.

Domaine-Faiveley-6bottlesGeorges Faiveley, a captain in the Great War, and a Verdun war hero, was without a doubt the artisan of the domain and the most hard-working promoter of Burgundy wines. When the great depression of 1929 crossed the Atlantic, the whole of Burgundy was in despair; the cellars were full, but the wines found no buyers. The oak barrels cost more than the wine in them.

Georges Faiveley and his friend Camille Rodier founded the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, the renaissance of an old bacchic brotherhood from the Middle Ages. “As our wines are no longer selling, let’s invite our friends to drink them!”. With this simple idea came Burgundy’s renaissance. The success surpassed their expectations. Georges Faiveley developed a real philosophy of life based on friendship and good times spent with those he loved close to him.

Guy Faiveley, a brilliant intellectual who had a collection of diplomas (HEC, Sciences-Po, Doctor of Law,…) had the difficult job of succeeding his very colourful father. Yet, with his impetus, the domain doubled in size.

François Faiveley took over the domain at the age of 25. He was able to give it a new boost – using a precursor of the sorting table and carrying out cold macerations for example. At the same age as his father, Erwan Faiveley took over the domain in 2007, becoming the seventh generation. On his arrival, he renewed and reinforced his team and invested in the winery and the vineyards. He brought new dynamics to the family business, while remaining faithful to his predecessors’ values.

Grands Crus:
Bâtard-Montrachet
Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet
Chablis “Les Clos”
Chablis “Les Preuses”
Chablis “Vaudésir”
Chambertin “Clos de Bèze”
Clos-de-Vougeot
Corton “Clos des Cortons Faiveley”
Corton-Charlemagne
Echezeaux
Latricières-Chambertin
Mazis-Chambertin
Musigny
Premiers Crus:
Beaune 1er Cru “Clos de l’écu”
Beaune 1er Cru “Les Grèves”
Blagny 1er Cru “La Pièce sous le Bois”
Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons”
Chablis 1er Cru “Fourchaume”
Chablis 1er Cru “Montmains”
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “La Combe d’Orveau”
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Fuées”
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot”
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Clos des Issarts”
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Craipillot”
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “La Combe aux Moines”
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Cazetiers”
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Champonnet”
Mercurey 1er Cru “Clos des Myglands”
Mercurey 1er Cru “Clos du Roy”
Meursault 1er Cru “Blagny”
Meursault 1er Cru “Bouchères”
Meursault 1er Cru “Les Charmes”
Montagny 1er Cru “Les Las”
Monthélie 1er Cru “Champs Fulliots”
Monthélie 1er Cru “Duresses”
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Chaignots”
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Vignerondes”
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru “Les Damodes”
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru “Les Porêts St-Georges”
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru “Les Saint-Georges”
Pommard 1er Cru “Les Rugiens”
Pommard 1er Cru “Clos du Verger”
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “La Garenne”
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Champgains”
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Folatières”
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Referts”
Volnay 1er Cru “Frémiets”
Volnay 1er Cru “Santenots”
Villages:
Bouzeron Aligoté
Chablis
Chambolle-Musigny
Chassagne-Montrachet
Chassagne-Montrachet blanc
Côte de Beaune Villages
Côte-de-Nuits Villages
Gevrey-Chambertin
Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Marchais”
Givry blanc “Champ-Lalot”
Givry rouge “Champ-Lalot”
Ladoix rouge
Mercurey “Clos Rochette”
Mercurey “La Framboisière”
Mercurey blanc
Mercurey rouge
Meursault
Montagny
Nuits-Saint-Georges
Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Argillats”
Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Lavières”
Pommard
Pommard “Vaumuriens”
Puligny-Montrachet
Rully blanc “Les Villeranges”
Rully rouge “Les Villeranges”
Volnay
Vosne-Romanée



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