- RegionCôte de Nuits
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilClay and limestone
- Average yield45 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential3-5 years
- Serving temperature 14-16°
- Located between Dijon and Gevrey-Chambertin, Fixin (pronounced "Fissin") is one of the northernmost appellations of the Côte de Nuits. Its vineyards are based on a clay-limestone marly soil and are mostly exposed to the east. Less known than its neighbors, it represents excellent value for money. Powerful and structured wine, Fixin will be perfect after a few years of aging.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats
- Tasting NoteWith a rich ruby robe, and a powerful gamey nose, the Fixin has the hallmark of classic red Burgundy. The palate is fruity with a hint of truffle, and the tannins rounded and supple. One of Burgundy's lesser-known appellations, and terrific value for money.
- Food PairingRed meat - game meat - mature cheeses