Joseph Faiveley, Pinot Noir, Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France 2019
The Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Rouge is sourced from vineyards spread throughout the terroirs of the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and the Côte Chalonnaise. It is a beautiful ruby color, with pleasant, fresh, red-fruit aromas on the nose, found again on the palate. The wine has rich and very ripe substance, with fine round tannins. Faiveley's reds are a perfect illustration of a successful marriage of elegance, precision and concentration, and this Bourgogne Rouge is a very well-structured and pleasing wine.
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 with holdings totaling 331 acres, of which 30 acres are Grands Crus and 67 acres Premiers Crus.
In October 2013, Domaine Faiveley reported it had acquired 50 acres of vines which included parts of the Grands Crus Charmes-Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin and Le Rognet et Corton, and Premiers Crus Lavaux St.-Jacques, Les Cazetiers and La Petite Chapelle.
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 has renovated the Domaines cellars—in both Nuits-Saints-George and Mercurey—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.