Nestling between the appellation Marsannay to the north and Gevrey-Chambertin to the south, the appellation Fixin is entirely in the Côte de Nuits.
The village of Fixin and its hamlet Fixey, united in 1860, are enclosed in this long strip of vineyard that runs towards the south. The vineyard has however kept away from the D 974 road, reserving the best slopes for itself.
The "combes”, the dry valleys that regularly cut into the hillside vineyard, have consequences both on the nature of the wine-producing soils and on the microclimate that characterises some lieux-dits.
The exposure of the slope offers subtle nuances. The hillside close to the hamlet of Fixey faces south-south-east, whereas the hillside of the village of Fixin faces due east.
A long wine-producing history has allowed the appellation Fixin to forge itself a reputation for quality wines. The appellation has been able to develop its exceptional vineyard with wines that reveal all the fascinating complexity of the terroir, for white as well as red wines.
The appellation Fixin with the church St Martin (in the centre of the photo) and the hamlet of Fixey (on the right of the photo), each located at the outlet of deep "combes” (valleys) dominated by limestone cliffs. On the upper part of the hillside vineyard, the Clos de la Perrière and its manor are located due east.