Pierre Bourée, Fixin La Croix Blanche, 2011

Fixin La Croix Blanche, Burgundy, France

Pierre Bourée, Fixin La Croix Blanche, 2011

Fixin La Croix Blanche, Burgundy, France

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Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£26.50
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£26.50

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Grape Varietes: Pinot Noir 100% Wine Style: Perfect Pinot Winemaker: Bernard Vallet Optimum Drinking: 2017-2025 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: CFW Code: 102469 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Fixin is the northern-most appellation of the Côte de Nuits to produce great red Burgundy. The Clos de la Perrière, first planted by the Cistercians in the 12th century, has long been noted for its power and longevity, and, according to Dr. Jules Lavalle in 1855 (Histoire et Statistique de la Vigne et des Grands Vins de la Côte-d’Or), commanded as high a price as Le Chambertin.

La Croix Blanche is a tiny vineyard of less than a hectare, well placed on the middle of the slope on the right hand side at the entry into the village of Fixin, and gives wine more akin to Les Hervelets and Les Arvelets amongst the premiers crus in elegance of expression, than to the firmness and power of the Clos de la Perrière and Clos de Chapitre.

Bourée still uses old wooden vats rather than stainless steel and the grapes are trodden by foot. And last but not least, Bourée only release their wines when they are ready to drink - a very refreshing practice in today’s market.

Reviews

Rich fresh cherry and red fruit aromas with floral high notes of rose and violet, very pinot, spice and musk below and fine mineral depth. Majestic palate, ripe, balanced and enrobed, with deep minerality, refined tannins, and a broad flow of fruit behind revealing spicy and savoury complexity, mineral and fresh beneath; long finish. Premier cru quality.