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Burgundy Value and Quality from Faiveley

Nick Jackson, MW Consultant | June 4, 2021

Consistently Delicious

Burgundy négociants do not always generate the respect among wine lovers that they properly deserve, and no where is this more true than in the case of Joseph Faiveley. The Nuits-St-Georges house is still to this day associated with the wines made by the previous generation, which were very tannic and took decades to soften.

Under Erwan and Eve Faiveley, however, the domaine has changed tack since the 2006 vintage and is now producing some of Burgundy's most consistently delicious and fairly priced wines. All the Côte de Nuits wines are good, but I have a particular soft spot for the Gevrey-Chambertin wines, where the elegant, detailed style allows each terroir to shine. 

The other great value option comes from the Côte Chalonnaise, south of the Côte d'Or, where their Mercurey red wines offer brilliant Pinot fruit and spice. If you have not tried Faiveley for a while, do yourself a favour and pick up a bottle or two: you're missing out.