Domaine Faiveley: Great Burgundy wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1825


1er Cru "La Combe d'Orveau"

La Combe d’Orveau is situated just above ‘Les Musigny’.
This plot probably gets its name from its position, at the top of a valley ‘Combe’, and from its south-facing exposition, as Orveau or le val d’or means‘the golden valley’.


Total Surface Area:  2 ha 38 a 28 ca
Exposition: South, South-East
Soil: Stony, Rich in Limestone
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 25 a 77 ca - [0.64 Acres]
Average annual production: 1 600 bottles

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified. For the duration of the 18-20 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature.
It is then matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines.  The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average two thirds of the cuvée.  The barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Our Tasting Notes:

A beautiful, brilliant garnet-red colour.   The nose is very pretty with woody and fruity notes. The whole is very pleasant. 
On the palate, we find grilled and fruity, very ripe cherry aromas. The tannins are present without being too intrusive or aggressive.
An elegant wine, fine and pedigreed.


Serve at: 15°C to 16°C
Serve with: Red Meats, Small Game
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 6 years

The 2008 vintage is a brilliant ruby colour. It has a very pretty nose of grilled mocha and red berry scents.  Then it is full and aromatic on the palate.  The woody aromas still stand out, but the finish is long and persistent.   It's a wine which is full of delicateness and elegance, typical of Chambolle.

Tasting Date : February 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 91/100

This Chambolle-Musigny "La Combe d'Orveau"  is a dark ruby colour with shades of purple.  The accent is on wood for this 2007 vintage. We find notes of red fruits, woody vanilla and spices on the powerful and complex nose.  The attack is supple and round.  This wine is finely balanced between its strength and its finesse.

Tasting Date : March 2009

Press Notes

Guide Bettane et Desseauve: 17/20

The 2006 vintage gives us a woody nose, with fresh fruit and flowers.  After a supple and elegant attack, the wine is  harmonious on the palate with discreet wood still. The greedier finish has fruit , cocoa and mocha.  This Chambolle-Musigny "La Combe d'Orveau" shows a lot of pedigree and elegance. 

Tasting Date : May 2008

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 91-93/100

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L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération