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Regis Bouvier Fixin, Cote de Nuits, France 2018

Regular price $ 50.40

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Here’s another Burgundian village appellation that has always remained in the shadow of a more famous neighbor, in this case Gevrey-Chambertin. Fixin is known locally as the village to go to for solid yet affordable cru burgundy with the structure, concentration, and complexity similar to Gevrey-Chambertin’s wine, as well as the bright fruit and accessibility of its other neighbor, Marsannay. Besides its reputation for value, it is also famous locally as the hometown of Captain-Grenadier Claude Noisot, a fanatical loyalist to Napoleon who stood by his side until the bitter end. After Napoleon’s demise, Noisot built a park in Fixin dedicated to his hero, with statues, a museum, and native Corsican Laricio pine trees. Upon his deathbed, he asked to be buried in uniform, upright and at attention, saber drawn, facing Napoleon’s grave. Alas, the impenetrable limestone rock under Fixin prevented his wish from ever being realized. That samelimestone might explain the appeal of Fixin’s Pinot Noir.