About The Wine
No other wine in Amélie’s Fixin range better exemplifies that potential than her premier cru Les Arvelets. There are no grand crus here in this appellation, only six premier crus, with some of them measured as formidable challengers to Gevrey-Chambertin’s great grand crus from centuries before the 1930s Burgundy classification. The wine presents a muscular body, good structure and a gentle but firm grip; it’s often an earth first, fruit later, wine. Between the broad bandwidth of variation in the vintages between the 2013 and 2017, with the 2018 not too far away, it’s difficult to say exactly what to expect from Les Arvelets; we are all witnessing its multifaceted talent no matter the vintage. 2017 is no exception to this. It’s a vintage that I believe will eventually be seen as an underrated and classic year with a big yield, but plenty of matière to fill it in with time.