Domaine Faiveley, Nuits-Saint-Georges
Our shipments from this superb source of great Burgundies date back over 30 years, to the 1989 vintage. This is very much a family business, with François Faiveley’s children, Erwan and Eve, now at the helm. Winemaker Jérôme Flous is highly talented and experienced, and operates within a rebuilt, spacious, state-of-the-art winery in Nuits-Saint-Georges, and at their other locations. The superb 125-hectare estate includes 13 different Grands Crus and 25 Premiers Crus.
Since the 2007 vintage, many carefully thought-through changes have taken place, with work in 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 new hydraulic press, and fine-tuned the barrel buying – all to good effect. Jérôme Flous has been here for fifteen vintages, having previously worked as technical consultant for many top Domaines. He told us: “In 2021, my goal was to work softer. I chose the Pinot Noir fruit character, not the structure. You have to make a choice.” The result is a particularly elegant, harmonious range, with excellent potential for youthful enjoyment, as well as ageing. The rarest and greatest wines here often sell out fast, so please let us know your wishes as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment.