Domaine Pierre Gelin Fixin 2017
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits|
|Brand||Domaine Pierre Gelin|
Wines from Fixin are typified by their robust, tannic, and sometimes "sauvage" character. Soils towards the bottom of the hill tend to be a deeper and heavier mixture of limestone mixed with clay where wines tend to be beefy and a bit rougher. The premier crus sit further up the hill on homogenous brown limestone and often display more minerality and finesse. Red Burgundy might be the world's most flexible food wine. The wine's high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.
A broad-shouldered, chunky red, this displays black cherry, iron and earth flavors. A bit rustic, with ample fruit and a saturated, black cherry aftertaste. Drink now through 2025. 1,250 cases made, 400 cases imported.