This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.
This plot, which is very rich in limestone, existed before ‘Chambertin’ existed. In 640, the Duke Amalgaire gave lands to the Abbey of Bèze and the monks cleared a forest to plant vines. In the seventeenth century the yield was estimated at 25hl/ha: two times less than that of the vines on the plain. The renowned quality of the wines from Clos de Bèze was such, that in the eighteenth century, they were 20 times more expensive than a century before.
Total surface area: 15ha 39a
Soil: Very rich in limestone
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 1ha 29a – (3,20 acres)
Years the vines were planted: 1949, 1955, 1966, 1983
Average annual production: 6,100 bottles