Controlled appellationLocated in the north of the Côte-de-Nuits (at 3km from Gevrey-Chambertin), Fixin is a captivating small village producing wines of interest. Adjacent of the vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin, the vines of Fixin possess some common characters particularly on the parcels located in the south of the village. The production proposes a very good balance quality price notably in the good years.
Local soilMarly, limestone, exposure east in small slope.
Wine-makingManual grape harvest. Pick over by hand on tables of selection. Control of the temperatures. Rather long fermentation, 17 days before pneumatic pressing.
Maturation in oak barrels (15% new oak barrels) during 15 months.
Character and styleDark ruby colour. The nose nuances express the blackcurrant, the raspberry, the blackberry together with the typical animal notes of the wines of the Côte-de-Nuits. On the palate the wines is fruity and pleasant. The well blended tannins combine with the spices without too much dryness.
Ageing and serviceTo drink young or to keep 2-3 years. Temperature of service: 15°C
Fixin is advised for a large pallet of dishes: White or red meat, grilled or cooked in sauces (after few years of ageing) all the cheeses, in fact all the good cook !