Located north of the Côte de Nuits, the village of Fixin (pronounced “Fissin”) is situated between Dijon and Gevrey-Chambertin.
Brown calcareous soils with more shades of marl in some places.
Vineyards are oriented East / Southeast and are between 250 and 350 meters. Average age of vines is 30 years. The vines are worked using sustainable viticulture, planted 10,000 feet / hectare. Yields are 52 hectoliters/hectare and harvest is by hand.
Traditional vinification in thermo-regulated stainless steel. Pre-fermentation - cold maceration during 10 days. Long fermentation during which pigeages and pumping over are performed. Aged in oak barrels for 13 months. 30% new oak and 70% oak barrels used between 1 and 5 times. The oak is mainly sourced from the Vosges region.
Dark red color with violet hues. The fruity aromas dominate: blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry. The palate is full and generous and the tannins are quite thin. Overall it is ripe with a spicy finish and slight acidity that brings freshness and complexity. Pair with tasty meats such as roast lamb, prime rib eye steak, duck breast or game. Spicy recipes. Cheeses with strong flavors such Livarot, Munster, Maroilles, Epoisses, Langres, Ami du Chambertin, Soumaintrain…