- Domaine Charles Audoin
- Pinot Noir
- 2016 - 2020
- Case size
Goedhuis, July 2015
A slightly more structured Pinot than Cyril’s wines from Marsannay. This has good intensity supported by fine grainy tannins. Beginning to drink beautifully now.
Burghound, January 2014,
A restrained and all but mute nose only grudgingly reveals notes of red and dark pinot fruit, earth and sauvage hints. The underlying minerality is even more prominent than it usually is, with detailed and highly energetic flavors that possess good drive as the tannins are firm and mildly austere. This is old school Fixin. Drink 2019+
Domaine Charles Audoin
Rugby-loving Cyril is the 5th generation of Audoins in the commune of Marsannay, the Côte de Nuits’ most northerly appellation covering 400 hectares. Today Marsannay is rightly gaining the recognition it deserves as a fine source of high-quality red wines, not least thanks to Cyril’s efforts, amongst others. Indeed, the commune has 14 lieux-dits which have been proposed to the INAO for a long overdue upgrade to 1er Cru status. Whilst this might not be immediate, it reflects the respect that Marsannay and its best vineyards are rightly held in today.
Fixin is an appellation next door to Gevrey Chambertin in the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy. There are five Fixin Premier Cru vineyards situated in the western side of the commune.