How this brother-and-sister team are revitalising their family’s wine business
Domaine Faiveley’s wines are becoming more expressive and elegant, thanks to the initiatives of Eve and Erwan Faiveley, the Burgundy estate’s seventh generation of vintners.
If you are looking to impress a wine connoisseur in your party, Eve suggests picking the Corton ‘Clos des Cortons Faiveley’ ‘Monopole’ (a vineyard owned by a producer, in this case, Faiveley, and not shared with other estates), an elegant, feminine wine named after their most famous Grand Cru in Cote de Beaune. The vineyard has been owned by the family since 1874.
Eve reveals they have stopped the production of their lower tier Village wines from Beaujolais in southern Burgundy, preferring instead to focus more on their Premier Crus and Grand Crus. Their popular value-for-money Village wines from Cote Chalonnaise are not going anywhere, though. If you are a newcomer to the seductive mystery that is Burgundy, Eve says their “easy-drinking and very approachable” Mercurey ‘La Framboisiere’ Village Monopole from Cote Chalonnaise is a good way to start.
Domaine Faiveley wines are available from Grand Vin