Fixin is situated in the Côte de Nuits district between Dijon and Gevrey-Chambertin. This appellation includes 5 Premiers Crus « climats ». Wines from within the area of this appellation may also be known as Côte de Nuits Villages.
The Fixin appellation, which received official recognition in 1936, produces both village and Premier Cru appellations. Production is largely of reds (Pinot Noir) but there are some plots of white (Chardonnay).
The reds are what are known as « winter wines » because they need to spend some time in bottle. High-coloured, they are a brilliant deep purple or what the Burgundians call « deep mid-red ». The bouquet comprises flower scents (violet, peony), fruits (blackcurrant, Morello cherry, quince), animal scents, musk and pepper. Cherry-pit is also quite common. Often tannic and a little hard in their youth, with age the Fixins acquire a heightened and rounded attack and solid structure. Their fullness is remarkable and their texture delicate.
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