The Fixin AOC
is a village appellation of the Côte de Nuits in the Côte-d'Or, produced in the communes of Fixin and Brochon and granted AOC status back in1936. This appellation includes 5 climats classified as Fixin Premier Cru. The wines of Fixin are also entitled to the Côte de Nuits-Villages appellation.
The Fixin and Fixin Premier Cru vineyards are east and southeast facing. The soils are reasonably homogeneous with brown limestone in the premiers crus. The vines grow at between 350 and 380 metres altitude. The soil is more marly in some spots. The appellation’s approximately 96 hectares permit a production of about 4,000 hectolitres.
The Fixin wine and Fixin Premier Cru appellation produce red wines from the Pinot Noir grape variety and a smaller quantity of white wines made from the Chardonnay. The red Fixin wine is what is referred to as a "winter wine" because it needs to spend some time in bottle. Often tannic and a little hard in its youth, with age Fixin acquires a spirited and rounded entry to the palate and a solid structure. Its fat character is remarkable and its texture delicate. Its qualities can be best appreciated in the wines produced by Domaine René Bouvier, Domaine Méo-Camuzet and Domaine Charlopin-Parizot.