2014 Domaine Gerard-Seguin Fixin La Place

Year: 2014
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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Winery Notes:
The domaine can trace its roots back to the mid 1800’s where Alexis Seguin was a winemaker in Gevrey Chambertin as well as an expert in grafting vines. The phylloxera crisis allowed him to showcase his talents and was one of the first and certainly a pioneer in Burgundy grafting the vines to American rootstock to fight the disease. Numerous awards for grafting vines were attributed to Alexis in the late 1800’s.

Today this small family domaine owns 6.5 hectares, 4.5 are in Gevrey and Gevrey 1er Cru vineyards. The remaining are spread between Chambolle, Fixin and Marsannay. The wines made here show breed and class. There is a reason for such a high concentration of Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards in and around the borders of Gevrey. The grapes go through a few days of cold maceration and fermented with natural yeast. The use of new oak is slight to preserve the authenticity of the individual parcel’s terroir.

Fixin is a very small appellation located just north of Gevrey; produced from vineyards planted in the mid 1980’s and located on the Route des Grand Cru; planted in almost pure calcaire rock; this is a sturdy mineral driven wine; aged 15 months in 25% new oak.