Fixin PDO

Bart - Fixin 2019 – Sku: 96419 – 16
Bart
2019
Fixin PDO
€29.90
Berthaut Gerbet - Fixin 2019 – Sku: 88019 – 3
Berthaut-Gerbet
2019
Fixin PDO
€39.90
Berthaut Gerbet - Fixin Champ des Charmes 2018 – Sku: 99018 – 7
Berthaut-Gerbet
2018
Fixin PDO
€43.90
92/100 RVF
Berthaut Gerbet - Fixin Les Crais 2019 – Sku: 87419 – 1
Berthaut-Gerbet
2019
Fixin PDO
€46.90
92/100 RVF
Bart - Fixin 2018 – Sku: 964
Bart
2018
Fixin PDO
€29.00
Denis Mortet - Fixin Vieilles Vignes 2017 – Sku: 963
Denis Mortet
2017
Fixin PDO
€49.00

Fixin, a red wine from Burgundy to discover without delay

With its small hundred hectares, this appellation of the Burgundy vineyard is often misunderstood. All the more so as it is close to the prestigious AOC Gevrey-Chambertin, which alone counts 9 of the 33 Grands Crus of Burgundy. In Fixin, no Grand Cru, but red wines classified as Premier Cru and which, by their great quality, announce the nearby Gevrey-Chambertin. The Fixin AOC also offers (very) rare white wines, some of which are classified as Premier Cru. This appellation of the North of the Côte de Nuits deserves to be (re)discovered.

General presentation of the appellation fixin

Fixin - pronounced "fissin" - is located in the Côte d'Or, south of Dijon. On the Route des Grands Crus, the appellation area is an extension of Marsannay and adjoins Gevrey-Chambertin. The AOC Fixin is thus one of the most northerly appellations of the Côte de Nuits.

The vineyard covers approximately 100 hectares spread over the communes of Fixin and Brochon. Almost all of it is devoted to Pinot Noir, the emblematic grape variety of Burgundy red wines; nearly 20 hectares are classified as Premier Cru. Barely 6 hectares are dedicated to Chardonnay. Less than 1 hectare is classified as Premier Cru. Finally, part of the production in Fixin is marketed under the appellation "côte-de-nuits Village".

The few Climats classified as Premier Cru are located to the west of Fixin, on the top of the hillside. Among them, the Clos de la Perrière is often cited as the figurehead of the vineyard. Other plots are also excellent: Clos Napoléon, Clos du Chapitre, Les Hervelets/Arvelets.

Characteristics of Fixin

The red wines of the Fixin appellation have a brilliant, clear purple colour. Their aromatic palette is typical of pinot noir. It opens with red and black fruits such as blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry. Alongside these fruity notes, a pleasant bouquet of violets and peony blossoms. The animal, musk and pepper notes are recurrent. Cherry pit, quince and liquorice can sometimes enrich this complex nose, as can cooked peach and bramble. Their structure is solid, sometimes hard in the youth of the wines. Often tannic, the Fixin is distinguished by a delicate texture, especially in the Premier Cru.

Behind a golden straw colour, the white Fixin AOC wines reveal a bouquet of rosehip on a mineral background.

The red Fixin AOC wines need to be aged for a few years before being enjoyed. A Fixin red wine can be kept for 5 to 10 years. White wines can be aged for an average of 3 to 6 years.

How to enjoy a Fixin

Served at a temperature of between 15 and 17°C, a red Fixin goes well with fine pieces of red meat as well as spicy white meats, in curry or tandoori for example. This red wine from Burgundy also goes well with paella, tapas, egg rolls and, more traditionally, eggs en meurette, poularde de Bresse with morels and coq au vin. When it comes to cheese, it is with chaource, comté or epoisses that it reveals its full potential.

White Fixin is best served at a temperature of 11-13°. It is perfect with shellfish, crustaceans and fine fish such as monkfish. Poultry in white sauce and blue-veined cheeses, such as Bresse blue cheese, also find their place alongside this rare white Burgundy wine.

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Le vignoble

Bart

Martin Bart delivers vintage after vintage of formidable Côtes de Nuits of great classicism, focused on the brilliance of their respective terroir.

Berthaut-Gerbet

Denis Mortet

"Arnaud Mortet continue l'œuvre de son père, symbole d'une modernité bourguignonne qui aimait la maturité du raisin soutenue par un boisé très étudié. Arnaud affine les extractions et l'élevage, avec des vins toujours gourmands, très frais, avec des tannins aériens.