Domaine Pierre Gelin Clos de Meixvelle, Gevrey-Chambertin, France, 2013
Overview of the Wine
Clos de Meixvelle is a monopole of Domaine Pierre Gelin. The vineyard was purchased by Pierre Gelin in 1952 who began farming it in the mid-1940s. The vines were planted by Pierre and are over 70 years old. The vineyard sits near the heart of the village on a shallow slope of alluvial soil over a base of limestone. Grapes are completely de-stemmed and only indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation. The wine was matured for 20-24 months in used Burgundian pièce. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Grape / Blend
100% Pinot Noir
Clos de Meixvelle shows classic Gevrey-Chambertin typicity with black fruit, structure, and assertiveness. Aromas and flavors of black berries, black cherries, herbs, and flowers are supported by medium weight and sturdy tannins.
The family owns 32 acres in total including parcels in five Fixin premier crus and the monopole of Clos Napoléon. In 1961 Pierre also purchased vineyards in Gevrey-Chambertin including the monopole Clos de Meixvelle, Clos Prieur 1er cru, and the Grand Cru Clos de Bèze.