Domaine Faiveley, Nuits-Saint-Georges
2016 Burgundy En Primeur
Our shipments from this superb source of great Burgundies date back nearly 30 years (to the 1989 vintage). Erwan Faiveley has recently been joined by his sister Eve, and this remains very much a family business, going from strength to strength. Their superb 125 hectare Domaine includes 13 different Grands Crus and 25 Premiers Crus.
In the last 10 years, carefully orchestrated changes have been taking place here, with work in the vineyards and wine-making becoming more closely integrated. They invested in gentler means of transporting grapes from sorting tables to vats, up-graded their temperature control systems, installed a state-of-the-art, new hydraulic press, and also fine-tuned their barrel buying – all to great effect. Wine-maker Jérôme Flous has now been here for a decade, having previously worked as technical consultant for many top Domaines. Since the 2013, 2014 and 2015 vintages we have noticed the wines gaining in richness, fruit density, complexity and ageing potential, and this trend is confirmed with these magnificent 2016s.