Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Fixin 1er Cru Clos du Chapitre 2016




The renowned Clos du Chapitre – one of only five premier cru sites in Fixin – is the jewel in the Dufouleur family’s crown, producing a profoundly elegant and complex wine.

Located just north of Gevrey Chambertin on a sloping plot at over 300m, the fruit from these 70 year old Pinot Noir vines is hand-sorted, carefully fermented for a month then aged in oak for 12 months, with final assembly over 3 months in steel. The result is a deep and complex wine, with aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and blueberry, truffles and liquorice, developing with age more earthy tones of leather, game and cigar box.

A sublime wine, rich and powerfully structured but with supreme elegance, peak drinking is 7 to 12 years from vintage once properly stored.

  • Rich, complex, elegant
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
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Producer: Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur

The Dufouleurs have been around a bit in Burgundy, with 14 generations involved in growing and winemaking going back to Gilles Dufouleur in 1596. Father and son Guy and Yvan, 13th and 14th generation respectively, are the current custodians, with vineyard holdings amounting to 27 hectares over eleven appellations across the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits.

Despite the 400 years + of history, these are modern wines, with head winemaker Yvan utilizing modern techniques and technology to complement generations of knowledge passed down. The wines are fresh and accessible when young, accentuating the immaculate fruit. Vineyards have been organic since 2000, with yields and quality stringently controlled by green harvesting and hand sorting of grapes after picking.

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