One of Burgundy's important players is expanding its holdings in the Côtes de Nuits. Domaine Faiveley has sealed an agreement to purchase Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot of Gevrey-Chambertin. The acquisition adds an additional 50 acres to Faiveley’s 25 acres in the commune of Gevrey, including parts of the grands crus Charmes-Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin and Corton Rognet as well as premiers crus Lavaux St.-Jacques, Les Cazetiers and La Petite Chapelle.
Faiveley now holds a total of 346 acres of vineyards throughout Burgundy’s Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise. “This acquisition is a major move for us and will strengthen our holdings in the Côte de Nuits,” said president Erwan Faiveley in a statement announcing the deal.
Faiveley will retain the Dupont-Tisserandot label as well as the current team to manage the domaine. Dupont-Tisserandot has been run by sisters Patricia Chevillon and Marie-Françoise Guillard, who took over from their father in 1990. The wines have been vinified by Patricia’s husband Didier Chevillon since 1995.
"Didier will still be involved in the process, both in winemaking and vineyard management," Faiveley told Wine Spectator. "Of course, he will follow our guidelines. We are going to rent their facilities, with the possibility of moving the winemaking to Nuits-St.-Georges. There will be quite some work to do in the vineyards, but we have renewed all leases for over 25 years. So we have time!"