Domaine PIERRE GELIN Fixin 1er Cru "Clos Napoleon" Monopole 2019
Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: A bright, light garnet robe. The first nose starts with a note of alcohol flavoured with red fruit. Gentle aromas of sweet spices and candied orange follow. A red fruit jam coexists with a spiciness reminiscent of green pepper. As is often the case in this terroir with its meagre soil, the whole is very fine, subtle, and noble. Logically, then, the palate is also subtle, mineral, racy and elegant. Torn between terroir and vintage, a bracing liveliness competes with the sweetness of gingerbread. The aromas are woody, spicy, with crushed leaves reminiscent of tobacco, and each shows up in turn. The finish is dominated by sour cherry stones. So, hidden beneath an apparently minimalist exterior lies a strong character.
About the Winery: The Gelin family has been managing this esteemed 13-hectare estate since 1925. Under the stewardship of Pierre-Emmanuel Gelin since 2000, the vineyards have transitioned to organic farming. With vineyards in Fixin and Gevrey Chambertin, including the monopoles of Fixin 1er Cru Clos Napoléon and Gevrey Chambertin Clos Meixvelle, the wines showcase generous flavours and a rustic profile with strong tannins. The estate follows manual harvest practices, employs maceration and fermentation techniques, and ages the wines in oak barrels for 20 to 24 months before release.
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