A sleeper appellation, Fixin produces masculine reds. Whites are made but are even further off the radar screen. These reds are “working class” compared to the “white collar” wines one town south in Gevrey-Chambertin. They show lots of bravado (solid body with broad tannin) and “cologne” (sweaty flannel and creosote).
Pour: Domaine Pierre Gelin 2009 Fixin
Blackberry and mulberry flavors bump against roasted wild boar accented with lavender. Medium-bodied, the tannins are strapping and the acidity is boisterous.