Nestled between Dijon and Gevrey-Chambertin, the appellation of Fixin contains several Premier Cru climats, including Domaine Guy et Yvan Dufouleur's "Clos du Chapitre" Monopole. Pinot Noir from 65-year-old vines informs their 2018 release, a pure and precise wine that evokes fresh dark currant, cherry, violet, and truffle along with delicate hints of spice. Take advantage of 50% savings on this beautiful 94-point red Burgundy, as well as free shipping on two bottles or more!
Member Rating: 94
|Unit Size||750.00 ML
|Appellation||Fixin 1er Cru |
By Domaine Guy et Yvan Dufouleur
Fixin 1er Cru "Clos du Chapitre" Monopole 2018
Surface Area: 2 hectares
Total Area of Clos: 4 hectares
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Average Vine Age: 65 years
Soil: Very deep clay-limestone containing some marl
Five-Year Average Yield: 31 hl/ha
Clos is located in the north of the Cote-de-Nuits village, neighboring Gevrey-Chambertin. Plot situated on a gentle east-facing slope with a 20% gradient. Altitude of 320 meters.
Plowing, partial weeding, sustainable growing, de-leafing, harvesting by hand, sorting on the vine before picking (unripe or damaged grapes, etc.)
After rigorous sorting in the winery, the whole, destemmed grapes go into vat via gravity flow. Addition of enzymes, yeasting, one week's cold pre-fermentation maceration, daily punching of the cap, and hot final maceration.
Twelve months in oak barrels, one-third of which are new. Malolactic fermentation in barrels, followed by three months spent blending in stainless steel vats. Light, 5-micron filtration to create a bright appearance and aromatic purity. Bottling done on domaine, with "grande tradition antique" bottles and natural corks.
Very intense, deep, black cherry hue. Complex nose with subtle aromas of black fruit (blackcurrants, blueberries, etc.), truffles, and licorice. It takes on notes of fur, musk, and other "wild" aromas with age. Forthright on entry to the palate, with power, fat, pronounced yet fine tannins, and lovely length.
Food and Wine Pairings: Game, red meat in sauce or stew, spicy cuisine, strong cheeses
Serving Temperature: 16 degrees C
Best Time to Drink: 7 to 12 years, a wine for cellar-aging
[Information provided by DHI Selections]
Domaine Guy & Yan [sic] Dufouleur 2018 Clos du Chapitre Monopole Premier Cru (Fixin)
Designation: Clos du Chapitre Monopole Premier Cru
Variety: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Fixin, Burgundy, France
Winery: Domaine Guy & Yan [sic] Dufouleur
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Importer: Grape Expectations (CA)
Date Published: 12/1/2020
Reviewed by: Anne Krebiehl MW
Despite a lot of swirling, this wine's nose does not reveal much. On the palate, the density of the bright, ripe red cherry becomes apparent, coralled within a taut web of tannin, bordered by freshness that showcases the precision, beauty and purity of this wine.