Back in the 19th century, Fixin was thought to rival the quality of Gevrey.
Today, Gevrey rolls off the tongues of Burgundy novices with ease, while it takes some time exploring Burgundy's back roads to discover the village of Fixin.
Wines, like Joliet's Fixin Clos de la Perrière and Gelin's Fixin Clos Napoléon, quietly cruised around for many years with a cult following among those in the know. With the arrival of Amélie Berthaut, though, Fixin has received a dose of energy that it hasn't seen in generations.
In 2013, at just 25 years old, Amélie Berthaut took over the majority of her mother and father’s separate estates to form Berthaut-Gerbet. Her wines from Fixin immediately created a major stir.
It's worth pointing out that even though she has become associated with Fixin, the domaine has holdings in heavy-hitting sites, including Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Petits Monts and Echézeaux. It speaks volumes that her Fixin bottlings are a large source of her fame.
What Berthaut does with Fixin is awe-inspiring. These are pure, refined, and mineral expressions of the village with just the right amount of rusticity to stay true to the nature of Fixin.
Amélie Berthaut’s wines are a joy to drink, and her 2017 Fixin is the perfect introduction to the domaine. The 2017 Fixin is bright, fresh, and wonderfully aromatic. Cherry and strawberry aromatics marry with darker plums and forest floor. The total package is as delicious as it is revelatory.
It’s rare to come across a wine that completely changes your perception of a region, but that’s exactly what happened when we tasted Amélie Berthaut’s Fixin. We never imagined that Fixin could show this level of class.
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2017 Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin
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Burghound: "This too is aromatically ultra-fresh with its more deeply pitched array of plum, dark currant and forest floor scents. There is both fine intensity and minerality to the equally sleekly textured flavors that terminate in a mildly austere bitter cherry-inflected finish that also flashes just a hint of rusticity.”