2012 Domaine Pierre Gelin Fixin

SKU #1203602 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 There is a top note of herbal tea to the complex and very ripe aromas of humus, earth and red and dark berry fruit scents. The delicious and relatively suave middle weight flavors display a hint of minerality on the slightly warm finish where the warmth is enough to detract somewhat from the sense of vivacity. While by no means a poor wine I would suggest serving this a bit cooler than normal. (AM)  (1/2015)

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 The light cherry and berry fruit is tinged with sweet sawdust and vegetal notes. Finishes slightly dry. (Web-2015) (BS)

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Staff Image By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/23/2015 | Send Email
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A wine of ultimate purity and elegance. Super fresh, crunchy berries, clove, nutmeg, hints of more exotic Asian spice with air. The wine is supple, and vibrant on the palate. It has that "cool" mouth feel and remarkable concentration given it's fairly light extraction. This wine has all the hallmarks of super cool climate Pinot that I love without coming off under-ripe in anyway. It is beautifully polished without being over worked. Classy wine, and a great value for Red Burgundy in my opinion.
Drink from 2015 to 2025

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/22/2015 | Send Email
If you like your Pinot Noir full of earthy, savory structure, but like them even better when they have texture and complexity to go with it, this Domaine Pierre Gelin Fixin is for you. The 2012 vintage has given us the "gras" to fill out the excellent bones of this fantastic Pinot Noir. This wine will make an excellent partner to leg of lamb.
Drink from 2015 to 2027

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- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


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