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Domaine Joliet, Fixin, 1er Cru Clos de la Perrière, 2019
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.
Drinking Window 2026 – 2049