Domaine PIERRE GELIN Fixin 1er Cru "Les Hervelets" 2019
Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: A bright, light garnet robe. The first impression is of a powerful nose – open and dynamic! An almost ‘sweet’ mixture of red fruits and flowers, embellished with a slightly spicy and original note, reminiscent of smoked Penja pepper. More discreet now, the palate focuses on reserved tannins, giving it a little rigour that will soften in time. The aromas indicate that this is indeed a Pinot, recognisable and very typical of its terroir, with its spicy/peppery notes of liquorice sticks, and causing the taste buds to salivate! As the wine is tasted, its power increases in intensity – a phenomenon known as the ‘peacock tail’. And right at the end: chocolate tannins provide a sensation of mild heat very typical of the terroir.
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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