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Staff Pick

Fixin 1er Cru "Clos de la Perrière" Monopole, Dom. Joliet - 2014

Item # 37402 750mL
$69.96/ Single Bottle
$839.52 $755.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The Joliet domain is located at the top of Fixin in an ancient estate built by monks in the 12th century. This comes from very old vines of Pinot Noir and shows great elegance.


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Staff Pick Notes

The small monopole "Clos de la Perriere" is located in the village of Fixin, just south of Marsannay. Benigne Joliet is the 6th generation to work this historic domaine, which was first established by the monks of Citeaux in 1142. The monopole is approximately 4 hectares, and is farmed organically with no certification. Deep forest floor, with mushrooms on the nose and palate, the fruit is present, but shy. This is what Pinot Noir in Burgundy aims to be. The 25% new oak is well used as it does not interfere with the flavors, but instead amplifies the structure and depth. I hear that 2012 is also a great vintage for this wine.

- MB

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