Domaine Pierre Gelin Fixin 2012
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine Pierre Gelin|
The FIXIN appellation, which received official recognition in 1936, produces both, village and Premier Cru appellation. Production is largely of reds (Pinot Noir) but there are some plots of white (Chardonnay). The reds, called "winter wines", are high-coloured with a brilliant deep purple colour. The bouquet comprises flower scents (violet peony), fruits (blackcurrant, Morello cherry, quince), animal scents, musk and pepper. Cherry-pits is also quite common. Often tannic and a little hard in their youth, the Fixin acquire a heightened and rounded attack and solid structure. Their fullness is remarkable and their texture delicate.
The light cherry and berry fruit is tinged with sweet sawdust and vegetal notes. Finishes slightly dry. Best from 2016 through 2021. 300 cases imported.