Domaine Pierre Gelin

Lucien Michel | February 26, 2020

Domaine Pierre Gelin is a Burgundian Domaine to watch. I am always delighted to see quality rising in lesser-known, more affordable appellations, and this traditional Domaine based in Fixin is no exception. 

The 2015s are polished, energetic and appealing in style, with a distinct Fixin minerality. The 2015 range exhibits high-toned notes of red fruit and spice, and a touch of earthiness. 

The estate has a long history dating back to 1925. Over time, they have expanded their vineyard holdings in Fixin and Gevrey-Chambertin, including several Premier Crus, two monopoles and one Grand Cru: Chambertin Clos de Bèze. 

Monopole Clos Napoléon is particularly interesting, as it was uncultivated at the time of purchase by Pierre Gelin in 1950. It produces powerful, structured and age-worthy wines from vines that are over sixty years old. Originally owned by Claude Noisot, Napoléon’s surgeon, it was previously known as Aux Cheusots. Claude rechristened the vineyard as "Clos Napoléon" in honor of the emperor. 

Sotheby’s Wine is pleased to be the first to sell Domaine Pierre Gelin’s 2015 range in Hong Kong. I invite you to try them and hope you like them as much as we do!