Volnay, 1er Cru, Fremiets, 2012, Domaine Faiveley
Sub Region: Côte de Beaune
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
£52.15 Inc. VAT
For more than 180 years the love of wine has been passed on from one Faiveley generation to the next. The Domaine has remained in the same family and always completely independent. Today Erwan Faiveley is one of the youngest directors of a Burgundy Domaine on record. Erwan is keen to respect the traditions and savoir-faire of the Faiveley family, while paying great attention to the professionals around him, as his vision for the future begins to take shape.
Domaine Faiveley is one of the largest vineyard owners in Burgundy. Almost self-sufficient, Faiveley makes 80% of its wines with fruit grown in the family’s vineyards and nearly all of its Côte d’Or wines. The family’s policy of buying premium land over the span of seven generations means that Faiveley today owns vineyards in the most prestigious Crus: Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Mazis-Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Latricières-Chambertin, Musigny, Echézeaux and Clos Vougeot – the jewels of Burgundy – producing rare and precious wines.
Faiveley now owns a total of 125 hectares including 30 hectares in Côte de Nuits, 15 hectares in Côte de Beaune and 75 hectares in Côte Chalonnaise. These vineyard holdings include 10 Grand Crus and 20 Premier Crus spread over 16 villages. In the Côte Chalonnaise, Faiveley owns one of the largest Domaines in Mercurey.
The village of Volnay is well known for the elegance of its red wines and this one is no exception. It expresses aromas of small red and black fruits, mixed with spices and a delicate woodiness. These greedy, fruity tastes are wrapped up in fine tannins which give a velvet touch on the palate.