Vines have been grown in Nuits for over 1000 years and the history of the village is inseparable from its renowned vineyards. At the end of the 17th century, Louis XIV, who suffered from digestive problems, was advised by his doctor to drink a glass of Nuits every day. In 1892, the village of “Nuits” added its name to that of its best climat: “Les Saint-Georges”.
Colour: Intense garnet red hue
Aroma: Aromas of fruit, oak and spice on the nose.
Palate: The palate reveals a smooth, rich attack, velvety tannins and good balance. A delicate, seductive and very elegant wine. Serve with duck breasts with grape sauce, fillet of deer. Cellaring Potential of 6 to 8 years
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 14 months in French oak barrels (20-30% new oak)
Awards: 91pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 92pts – Wine Spectator
History of Domaine Faiveley
Domaine Faiveley is one of the largest and most illustrious domaines in Burgundy, and has made its name with red wines made from the Pinot Noir grape.
It was founded in 1825 in the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges under Joseph Faiveley, a wine merchant who had a desire for travel. In the beginning of the 19th Century, trade had begun between Burgundy and northern Europe, predominantly along the rivers and canals connecting the regions. Domaine Faiveley is best known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, but small amounts of Aligoté are also planted in the Côte Chalonnaise.
Currently, Faiveley has 10 hectares (25 acres) of grand cru vineyards out of a total of 115 hectares (285 acres). Faiveley owns parcels in Gevrey-Chambertin, Bâtard-Montrachet, Volnay and Pommard to name a few, however these are very fragmented with no single site being more than one hectare (2.5 acres) The company is also a “”négoce””, buying grapes from other growers in the region.
Traditional winemaking with a modern twist is key in the production of wines from Domaine Faiveley. Modern barrel presses as well as custom wooden vats are combined with long aging in deep 19th-Century cellars to produce deep and rich red wines that need age to show their best.