VOLUME 9, ISSUE 46
August 25, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Charles Heintz Vineyards: Getting to Know Winegrower Charlie Heintz and the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from His Very Special Vineyard Lucienne: Very Special Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands Formaglini Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted Wines A New Wave of Outstanding Print Wine Magazines Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking, Hahn Estates
Domaine Pierre Gelin
The estate is owned by the Gelin family of a dozen hectares in the communes of Fixin and Gevrey-Chambertin.
The property created in 1925 by Pierre Gelin is now operated by Stéphene Gelin and his wife assisted by their son Pierre-Emmanuel who joined the company in September 2000.
Types of wines: Passetoutgrain Burgundy, Bourgogne Aligoté, burgundy red, Fixin 1ers crus The Hervelets, Arvelets and Clos Napoleon (monopoly), Gevrey Chambertin "Clos de Meixvelles" (monopoly), Gevrey Chambertin 1er cru Clos Prieur and Chambertin Clos de Beze.
The farming methods are traditional, limited yields and manual harvesting.
After a breeding in oak casks of 22/24 months, the wines are bottled at the property.
Articles About Domaine Pierre Gelin
2005 Domaine Gelin Fixin 1er Cru Clos Napoleon
13.5% alc., $37. · Hi-tone red cherry nose with copious minerality, herbs and some roseate charm. Dusty cherry fruit on the attack that falls off on the tangy finish. Very light bodied and still a bit closed. Reviewed January 20, 2008 ARTICLE »
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