Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: "The 2012 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Fichots comes from iron-rich red soils and was entirely de-stemmed. It has a mild-mannered, almost conservative, but nicely focused bouquet with black rather than red fruit (atypically for the vintage). The palate is medium-bodied with a pleasant, fleshy entry, the layer of crisp, blackberry fruit infused with an agreeable saline touch and a crisp, taut finish. This is sophisticated for a Pernand-Vergelesses." - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
About the winery:
Part of the fifth generation, Nicolas joined the family estate in 1994. After a few experiences in the four corners of France and South Africa, he created his own Domaine in 1997. Today, both Domaines are merged, representing 17 hectares and more than thirty appellations. Nicolas believes that the future of wine lies in innovation rather than sticking to the rules of the past. The vineyard is managed sustainably and also takes into account the lunar influence both for the work of the vine and for the development and ageing of the wines.
Wine Advocate: 91/100