Reggie’s Pick: 2014 Philippe Livera, Fixin, En Olivier, Red Burgundy, $42.00

En Olivier on the label is known as a “Lieu-Dit” (translation; Said Location). This is a vineyard without designation, but still of significant quality. En Olivier is immediately north of the only premier cru vineyards in the appellation of Fixin, and lies directly north of highly regarded Gevrey Chambertin.Winemaker Damien Livera is the fourth generation of this Burgundian winemaking family. He strives to balance fruit with earthiness in showcasing the exceptional terroir of En Olivier. This wine is garnet in color, with an herbal, dried cranberry nose. It is medium light bodied, the mouth is dominated by Morello cherry, plum, nutmeg and refined tannins for a smooth, lingering finish. I enjoyed this wine with our Thanksgiving turkey, but it will also pair well with grilled chicken, pork tenderloin and a nice accompaniment to baked salmon. Enjoy!