Clos de la Perrière


The Clos de la Perrière is a single five hectare parcel, a true clos, surrounded by a wall in Fixin. Bénigne Joliet considers that there are four separate terroirs here and each is vinified and aged separately and blended just before bottling. The soil varies with stoney limestone, clay, a mix of clay and limestone and then the area near the woods at the top of the slope is cooler than the rest of the vineyard. The youngest vines are ten years old and are not blended into this cuvèe, so the vines are 40-90 years old. In 2019, the wine was made with 100% whole cluster during vinification and aged in oak, approximately 20% new. 

96 points
"Joliet has divided the vineyard into sections which he farms and ferments separately before blending just before bottling. The ferments are done with 100% whole clusters on native yeasts and see two years in cask without racking prior to blending. The finished wine is lovely, with aromas of blackberry and plum, then a hint of wild herbs and menthol. On the palate there is impressive density and a silky but powerful texture, just built for ageing."
October 3, 2020

Product Line: 
Pinot Noir
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