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Pierre Faiveley founded Domaine Faiveley in 1925 and today the domaine comprises 296 acres, among the largest in Burgundy, including eight grand crus and 16 premier crus. One of the top producers in Burgundy, Faiveley has always been a family-run operation. In 2006, Francois Faiveley turned over his top role to his son Erwan. Bernard Hervet is the general manager. The winemaker is Daniele Perrenoud and the viticulturist is Jerome Flous.
80% of the annual production of 79,167 cases is estate grown. The importer is Wilson Daniels, St. Helena, CA.
2005 Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne
13% alc., $9. Imported by Wilson Daniels Ltd, St. Helena, CA. · This wine tends toward the dark side with black cherry and blackberry features throughout. A little earthy and oaky as well. The finish is noticeably tart with significant unresolved and drying tannins. I would put this away for a year or two to allow the tannins to settle down. Reviewed November 12, 2007 ARTICLE »