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


1er Cru "Champonnet"

This plot is situated high on the hillside, not far from Clos St Jacques.
It probably gets its name from a former owner named Ponnet. ‘Champonnet’ means field of Ponnet.


Total Surface Area: 3 ha 31 a 77 ca  
Exposition: East, North-East
Soil: Stony and Clayey
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir

Domaine Faiveley surface area: 0 ha 41 a 79 ca - [1.03 Acres]
Year the vines were planted: 1988
Average annual production: 2 600 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:


Serve at: 15°C to 16°C
Serve with: Grilled or Roasted Red Meats, Braised Lamb
Cellaring Potential: 7 to 10 years

Our wine list:

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