Albert Bichot Fixin Premier Cru Clos de la Pierrière Monopole 2019, Burgundy, France

Fixin (pronounced “Fissin”) is located in the Côte de Nuits area, between Dijon and Gevrey-Chambertin. The “Manoir de la Perrière” was built in the 12th century by the Monks of Cîteaux, who have been the first to detect the potential of this 5-hectare (12 acres) clos. There is no Grand Cru in Fixin, yet, thanks to its exceptional climate and its ideal exposure, it has already been compared to its neighbor, the Chambertin! Indeed, it has a south-east exposure, at an altitude of 350 to 380 meters, and its calcareous soil is homogenous. Tasting: The nose features notes of black cherry and wild strawberries. Ample and very fine, it offers silky tannins. Its mineral hints remind the characteristics of the soil it comes from. The natural maturity of the fruit is balanced by the freshness of this terroir of altitude. On the palate, the aromas are complex, with fruit, liquorice and juniper berry.

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