Jean-Claude Boisset Fixin Blanc 2021
Jean-Claude Boisset Fixin Blanc
Region: Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
A beautiful pale yellow in colour, this wine displays intense aromas of white peach and stone fruit, with hints of almond and gentle spice from time in oak. The palate is vibrant and fresh yet full-bodied and complex, and the finish long.
Grapes come from a tiny plot, 'La Sorgentière', within the 100-hectare Fixin appellation. Fixin is a village at the northern end of the Côte de Nuits. Apart from its neighbour, Marsannay, Fixin is the most northerly appellation in the Côte de Nuits, known principally for the production of Pinot Noir. There are just six hectares planted to Chardonnay. Boisset’s Fixin Blanc comes from 40-year-old, Guyot-trained vines that are located beneath the famous 1er Cru ‘Clos du Chapitre’ on marl and limestone soils. Production is 38 hectolitres per hectare.
Jean-Claude Boisset is a family-owned wine company founded in 1961. Jean-Claude’s first parcel of land was located in Gevrey-Chambertin and today the company is based in Les Ursulines, a former convent in Nuits-Saint-Georges, and run by his children Jean-Charles and Nathalie. In 2018, they opened a new state-of-the-art winery, which reflects their modern, technical approach to winemaking. The wines have been made by Grégory Patriat since 2002. He previously worked as head viticulturalist and assistant winemaker at the legendary Domaine Leroy, and has brought a detailed, vineyard-led approach to Jean-Claude Boisset