Domaine Hervé Félix et Fils – Bourgogne Cotes d’Auxerre Red 2009
Tasting Notes: The beautiful sparkling red robe and red fruit aromas invite you to taste of its flight of red fruits – raspberry, gooseberry, cherry. Mineral freshness is complimented by an echo of nubuck and glimmer of spice, good tannins.
“A candy for complete happiness.”
Production Notes: 100% Pinot Noir, 35 year old (avg.) vines. Fermentation on the skin, punching of the cap, temperature controlled vats. Aging 3-7 years, depending on the vintage, in new French oak barrels. Medals – Burgondia d’Or (gold) 2011
Pair With: Excellent with cheeses, Langres, Brie de Meaux or Melun, Camembert. A pleasurable caress paired with desserts, too, such as charlotte or clafoutis. Try also with fresh figs and dark chocolate. Good with grilled red meats.
The wine estate, Domaine Félix et Fils, has been making wines since 1690, according to their genealogical archives. If records went back far enough, they are convinced, however, that they would show they’ve been making wines since the Roman times.
The Burgundy village, Saint Bris Le Vineux, where this 31 hectare wine estate is located, sits right at the point where the legacy appellations of AOC Saint-Bris, Chablis, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Côte d’Auxerre (Blanc, Rosé and Rouge) and Irancy meet. Saint-Bris is the 100th appellation village of Burgundy and the only one that is allowed to grow Sauvignon.
Saint Bris Le Vineux, where Domaine Félix et Fils has the majority of their 31 hectares, rests 8 km south of Auxerre and 16 km west of Chablis. Their current production is at 160,000 bottles per year, with a potential for growth of another 60,000 bottles. Their market is both domestic and for export.
Their clay-limestone soils and their perfect sun orientation are optimal growing conditions for their Sauvignon, Aligoté, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to allow for their fullest expressions in the appellations that the Domaine covers: Saint-Bris, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Côtes d’Auxerre, Chablis and Irancy.
Domaine Félix et Fils likes to be both dynamic and embrace certain modern trends while keeping with their long-held traditions. They practice integrated vineyard management, parcel by parcel. For their reds that are 100% Pinot Noir they practice traditional vinification and 100% new oak barrel aging.
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