What is it? Fixin is in the northern part of Cote de Nuits, close to a very famous village called Gevrey-Chambertin. In France, people had a very bad idea about Fixin. They thought it was very rustic and rich. But more and more producers are getting the balance between keeping the identity of the village and having more purity of fruit with refined tannins, like this red from Mongeard-Mugneret.

How does it taste? You still get something quite deep with firmer tannins, more structure and power, but a lot of red cherry fruits, which would go very well with gamey meat. It’s as good as a lot of gevrey-chambertin, or even better, and a classic, expressive style of pinot noir.