Domaine Pierre Bouree, Fixin, La Croix Blanche, Burgundy, France 2017

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SKU
103469

"...the sweetness and pulpy textural weight of the fruit is a treat, the acid and tannin axis sharpening things up but never, ever dominating: it stays supple and fruity, spicy too, into a long, fresh finish." Tom Cannavan

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Grape Blend Pinot Noir 100%
Optimum Drinking 2020-2030
Winemaker Bernard Vallet
Organic No
Reviewer Score 93
Reviewer CFW
SKU 103469
ABV 13.00%

Fixin is the northern-most appellation of the Côte de Nuits to produce fine red Burgundy.

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.

Pierre 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 fine wines when they are ready to drink - a very refreshing practice in today's market.

"From a single vineyard in the Cote de Nuits Fixin appellation, vinified in oak foudres and aged in barriques, this has a medium-deep colour and, as always with this producer, delightful aromatics where those floral and lifted, almost camphor like notes meld beautifully with berry fruit and subtle oak spices. There is earthiness and honesty here. In the mouth the sweetness and pulpy textural weight of the fruit is a treat, the acid and tannin axis sharpening things up but never, ever dominating: it stays supple and fruity, spicy too, into a long, fresh finish." Tom Cannavan

Appealing aromatic richness, depth and dimension, showing complex floral spice with musk, kirsch and savoury red fruits. Lovely balance and rounded depth, with fresh acidity, integrated tannins, and a long aromatic finish.

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