Record Shattering Premier Crus
The Fixin appellation is located in the direct extension of the Marsannay appellation area, in Côte de Nuits, sub-region of Burgundy, Eastern France. The vineyard has a total area of Ninety-five square kilometers and is composed of several climates, five of which enjoy Premier Cru (Arvelets, Hervelets, Clos du Chapter, Clos Napoléon, Clos de la Perrière).
Limited Production of Their Best
The topographic slope of this wine-growing area does not go unnoticed, sometimes exceeding 200 meters. The vines rest on the bedrock of marls and limestone of the Bajocian, up to 300 meters of altitude. However, the slopes are relatively weak around the town of Fixin and soils deep enough to allow the viticulture of reds of quality.
These different climates are very favorable for Pinot Noir grapes (on average, 320,000 liters/year), typical of the Côte de Nuits and Burgundy in general. However, some plots are devoted to whites (on average, 13,000 liters/year), with the cultivation of white grapes of Chardonnay grape variety.
The wine that Screams “Sauvage.”
The reds, which deserve a cellar aging a little longer, are also called “winter wine”. They are colored with a purple and shiny dress that the Burgundians describe as dark medium red. Their aromas are those of flowers, violet and peony, and those of fruits, blackcurrant, sour cherry, and quince. There are also notes of the cherry kernel, with a musky and peppery finish. Often a little stiff in their youth because of tannins’ vital presence, they are above all wines to be enjoyed after a few years of aging.
According to AOC rules, the allowed base yield is 4000 liters per 0.01 Square kilometers of red wine and 4500 liters for white wine. The grapes must reach a maturity of at least 10.5% potential alcohol for village-level red wine, 11.0% for village-level white wine and Premier Cru red wine, and 11.5% for Premier Cru white wine.
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A part of the important features of Fixin appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Limestone.
- Taste: Right balance.
- Wine color: Red.
- Aromas: Flowers, violet and peony, blackcurrant, sour cherry, and quince.
- Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
- Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C
A part of the important features of Fixin appellation for white wines are as follows:
- Soil: Composed of marl strata of the Upper Jurassic.
- Taste: Rich, fruity.
- Wine color: White.
- Aromas: Flowers, violet, and peony.
- Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
- Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C
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