Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées 2015

Domaine Faiveley


Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.

Terroir: 1er Cru Chambolle Musigny Les Fuées sits north of the village of Chambolle and is directly adjacent to and shares the same terroir as the Grand Cru Bonnes-Marres. Domaine Faiveley’s .5 acre parcel lies mid slope directly bordering Bonnes Marees. Exposure is east to southeast and soils are shallow with limestone and red clay.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a short maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.

Additional Information

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chambolle-Musigny
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Shallow Limestone, Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: .18ha
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 1100 Bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    (from very old vines on deeper, more clay-rich soil than the Combe d'Orveau; Faiveley began replanting these old vines in 2011): Bright red-ruby. Knockout soil-inflected perfume of raspberry, underbrush and smoky minerality. Plush, seamless and deep, perfectly combining a rich, fleshy, dense mouthfeel with pungent raspberry fruit and superb mineral energy. This classic 2015 finishes with big but thoroughly ripe, dusty tannins and outstanding subtle length. Production here was under 30 hectoliters per hectare, according to Erwan Faiveley, who noted that this vintage included roughly one-third new vines by volume, which contributed juiciness to the blend.
    Grade: 92-95 Points
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    A discreet application of wood sets off the wonderfully spicy, floral, plum and black cherry aromas that are quite ripe yet manage to retain a beguiling freshness. There is fine volume to the equally mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that despite being exceptionally rich display fine delineation on the impressively persistent finale where the only nit is a touch of backend warmth. This too should be approachable after only a few years.
    Grade: 91-94 Points
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    A discreet application of wood sets off the wonderfully spicy, floral, plum and black cherry aromas that are quite ripe yet manage to retain a beguiling freshness. There is fine volume to the equally mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that despite being exceptionally rich display fine delineation on the impressively persistent finale where the only nit is a touch of backend warmth. This too should be approachable after only a few years.
    Grade: 91-94 Points

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