Domaine Pierre Gelin is a leading producer with 32 acres planted in Fixin (fees-an) and nearby Gevrey-Chambertin, including holdings in five of Fixin's eight premier crus. They are the monopole owner of one of the very best premier crus, the Clos Napoléon. The family domaine was established in 1925 by its namesake Pierre Gelin and is currently in the hands of Pierre's grandson, Pierre-Emmanuel. The wines of the domaine have always been de-stemmed with judicious use of oak, which typically yields more density, structure and richness on the palate. Only indigenous yeasts are used for fermentation which takes place in stainless-steel and oak tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation in barrel, and then the wines are aged for 20-24 months in varying percentages of new oak: up to 80% new oak for the Grand Cru, and 25% new for the premier crus. They use older barrels for village wines.