Damn, this is tasty! Fragile and mineral-driven, the new vintage shows ripe red berries framed by stemmy tannins and just a whiff of oak. Complete dryness on the finish makes it serious and strict. I can see it ageing nicely too. A different expression of Pinot Noir, but a very welcome addition! 91+ — 13 days ago
Nice taste for a great italian aperitivo! — 16 days ago
Memorable. Amazing. Highly recommend. — 24 days ago
First time with this grape, very interesting. Some tannin and earth, fruit comes much later. Worth further investigation — 9 days ago
Tonight is Saturday night and I have opened the 2015 Planeta Cerasuolo Di Vittoria - Sicilia. Made up of 60% Nero D' Avola and 40% Frappato. Have been wanting to try more wine from Sicily. I have been hearing a lot of good things coming from this area.
The nose is very aromatic with red fruit, dried strawberries, dried raspberries, cherry cola, balsamic, floral notes, spice and dried herbs.
On the palate I get red berries, wild cherry, strawberry, plum, ginger, spice, herbs and dusty soil.
This wine is medium supple bodied with medium + acidity and medium + sandy tannins that lead to a long vibrant lasting finish. Sicilian wines are showing real well and I will have to try more. The weekend is going well and I hope everyone are enjoying themselves. Stay safe continued prosperity. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 10 days ago
I think Denis Berthaut's impact on Fixin is invaluable. He showed how an often overlooked terrior can produce truly elegant and transparent wines. This mantra and his mantle has been passed down to his very capable daughter, Amelie, and it's been up, up, up ever since. I'm a big fan of Amelie's wines!
2013 is Amelie's first vintage and her changes are clear - more oak, stems, and supposedly warmer ferments resulted in deeper, more complex wines. And it's constantly changing as she finds her stride. This is especially obvious in this cuvee.
The 13' Les Arvelets is a little richer than their newer iterations, which is reasonable given the difficult vintage - it was a late harvest due to the rain. Darker fruit, but crystal clear. The palate's really crunchy, pure fruit, herbal elements... think cincau... deep minerality, fine fine texture, lovely acidity. In a way like Serena Williams... There's a strong nearly brutal element, yet undeniably feminine (cliché I know but oh so true) and elegant. I do prefer more recent vintages of this vineyard, but this was excellent... Such a balanced wine!
I said it before and I'll say it again... Amelie's the next big thing, if not already one. The viti is more thoughtful than ever... Winemaking so detailed and smart. The sheer potential here... Especially with her mother's Gevry, Chambolle, and Vosne vineyards now under her sleeves... And her incredibly talented fiancé, Nicolas Faure, managing the domaine's vineyeards 🔝🔝🔝 — 7 days ago
Very tasty! and unexpected. Imported thru Akron, Ohio! Pinot Noir from Piemonte!! — 11 days ago
Solid Nero D’Avola matched nicely with the chorizo pizza and panzanella. — 2 days ago