Rene Bouvier Fixin Crais de Chene 2013
The seductive, intense color of this red wine is enhanced by a beautiful flash of violet. The nose, intense, and slightly wild, becomes more complex when aerated, with floral notes of clove. The palate is ample, characterized by a beautiful mineral presence. Although the tannins are firm in the young wine, they mellow with age.
The estate has been in the family for three generations. Since 1992, it has been run by Bernard Bouvier. Henri Bouvier, Bernard's grandfather, created the estate in 1910. Henri's son, Rene Bouvier, took over in 1950, and extended the estate to an area of 29.65 acres by 1991. The family owns vineyards in six villages, from Gevrey-Chambertin in the south to Dijon in the north. The 18 appellations extend over an area of 42 acres.