Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: France> Burgundy> Cote de Nuits> Fixin> Les Petits Crais.
Notes: 40+yr old vines. Organic. Manual harvest. 30% stemmed, 70% de-stemmed grapes, no yeast added, no fining.
Marsannay, the Côte de Nuit’s northernmost winegrowing region, was overlooked when the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) originally delimited AOCs in the 1930s. The region finally received its appellation in 1987, giving the recognition the growers felt their rocky limestone and marl terroirs deserved. Marsannay is unique in Burgundy for having AOC status for red, white, and rosé wines. Domaine Jean Fournier dates back to the reign of Louis 13th in the early 17th century, making it one of the oldest properties in Marsannay. Today the Domaine’s 16 hectares are managed by the dynamic young Laurent Fournier, son of Jean, who crafts wines with integrity in
a non-interventionist style. He has converted the vineyards to organic agriculture and has been Ecocert
certified since 2008. Old vines can be found throughout his vineyards, contributing to the immense purity and
finesse Fournier’s wines are known for.
This Fixin is medium-bodied, with red fruit and earth notes balanced by dusty tannins. This would be a great accompaniment to sautéed pork tenderloin.