At least two reasons to visit Clos Saint Louis in Fixin...
Reason one: the superb wine estate. Located a stone’s throw from a 10th century church, it contains an old winemaker’s house dating back to 1634, a hunting lodge, and last, but by no means least, 18 hectares of vines across several plots. And with some Fixey, Fixin, Brochon, Couchey, Gevrey Chambertin and Hautes Côtes de Nuits, you’ll find an excellent range of the area’s finest wines. You’ll also meet the head of the vineyard, Philippe Bernard, who is both a producer and an oenologist. But beware, he has an inexhaustible knowledge of local winemaking techniques. Try to catch him out on destemming, pressing, settling or punching down and he’ll drain your question bank dry. The visit usually ends with a lavish tasting, paired with homemade gougères. A highly-recommended visit during your trip to Bourgogne.
Le Bistrot Lucien: In Gevrey-Chambertin, this is the restaurant that belongs to the Rôtisserie du Chambertin. The food is typical of Burgundy, sourced from local markets and prepared with seasonal products. The atmosphere is “bistro chic” with exposed stone, a wooden bar and benches. There is also a fine range of wines by the glass.
La Rôtisserie du Chambertin: In Gevrey-Chambertin, above Bistrot Lucien. Housed in a renovated eighteenth-century building, there are nine highly individual and elegant rooms. The decoration combines raw materials with a highly refined design. There is also the opportunity to tour the surrounding vineyards.
4 rue des rosiers, F 21220 Fixin
Tel : 03 80 52 45 51
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