Domaine Pierre Gelin Fixin Les Hervelets 2019

Domaine Pierre Gelin is the leading wine producer in the small village of Fixin (pronounced “Fees-an”).  The family domaine was founded in 1925 by Pierre Gelin and is today in the hands of Pierre’s grandson, Pierre-Emmanuel. Pierre-Emmanuel farms organically and works to minimize the impact on the environment in both vineyard and cellar.

The family owns 32 acres in total including parcels in five Fixin premier crus and the monopole of Clos Napoléon. In 1961 Pierre also purchased vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin including the monopole Clos de Meixvelle, Clos Prieur 1er cru, and the Grand Cru Clos de Bèze.

Les Hervelets is one of two premier crus in Fixin that are not monopoles, the other being Les Arvelets. The two vineyards lie side by side at the top of the slope with a bit higher content of marl in the soil. Les Arvelets may be sold as Les Hervelets, but not vice versa. The name Les Hervelets in local dialect means "the place where maple trees grow."

Tasting Notes

Wines from Fixin are typified by their robust, tannic, and sometimes “sauvage” character. This Fixin premier cru was completely de-stemmed and aged for 20-24 months in 25% new Burgundian pièce. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Les Hervelets often shows a bit more nuance and finesse than a typical Fixin wine.

Food Pairing

Red Burgundy might be the world’s most flexible food wine. The wine’s high acidity, medium body, medium alcohol, and low tannins make it very food friendly. Red Burgundy, with its earthy and sometimes gamey character, is a classic partner to roasted game birds, grilled duck breast, and dishes that feature mushrooms, black truffles, or are rich in umami.

Production Info
Vineyard size
1 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous and Clay
Average Vine Age
45 years
Total SO2
61
Bottles produced of this wine
2,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Pinot Noir
Length of aging before bottling
20-24 months
Certifying Organizations
Ecocert
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.85 %
pH level
3.35
Acidity
5.26 g/L

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