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Domaine du Clos Saint Louis, Domaine Bernard, Fixin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Domaine du Clos Saint Louis, or Domaine Bernard, is a family run winery in Fixin in Côte de Nuits in northern Cote d’Or in Burgundy. It is run by the dynamic and welcoming couple Philippe and Martine Bernard.
Clos St Louis has 12 hectares in the AOC appellations Cote de Nuits-Villages, Marsannay, Fixin, Fixin premier cru, and Gevrey-Chambertin. Generally wines of excellent quality, classic Bourgogne wines. The winery is on the outskirts of the Fixin village, or to be precise, in the sister village of Fixey. A short walk takes you into the vineyards, planted densely with pinot noir grapes.
The small winery and wine cellar is housed in the old buildings in the Fixin / Fixey village. There is the vinification building, a small court yard and an old house with traditional Burgundy coloured roof tiles.
Both vine growing and wine making is traditional Burgundian. In the vineyards, there some working of the soil in the vinter. Sprayings are kept to a minimum. After harvesting the grapes in the vineyard the grapes are destemmed, some cold maceration (soak) is done, as well as classic pumping-over and pigeage (punching down of the cap). The wines are aged in wooden barrels for up to 18 months at the most.
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Bourgogne Fixin Clos Saint Louis stock photo samples – Images by Per Karlsson