Fixin, Albert Bichot, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France, 2018
GRAPE: 100% Pinot Noir, oaked
Soil: Calcareous clay with localised marls
Vatting: Temperature-controlled conical oak vats
Vatting time: 20 to 28 days
In oak barrels 100%
Ageing time: 14 to 16 months
Proportion of new barrels: 15% to 20%
The wines from Fixin (pronounced "Fissin") also have the right to bear the Côte de Nuits Villages appellation. The gentle slopes are a common occurrence around the village, with as much as 80 metres difference between the highest and lowest vines. Vineyards are located just north of Gevrey Chambertin.
Delicate and discrete, the nose features subtle notes of forest undergrowth. Fleshy and robust, this crisp, oaky wine offers harmonious balance. The finish is long with slightly spicy notes.
No 2018 tasted yet, but the wine regularly scores 90-92 points from both Wine Spectator & James Suckling for earlier vintages 2015/2016/2017.
Our Fixin can accompany meat cooked in sauce - especially red wine sauces - as well as game and mild to medium cheeses.
SERVING AND KEEPING:
Serve between 16 and 17°C (60°F - 63°F)
This wine is ready to drink or may be laid down for 3 to 5 years or more.
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