Bourgogne and its appellations

Côte de Nuits-Villages


Almost all reds - Pinot Noir
Whites - Chardonnay

Wine Characteristics

Whether red or white, this is the wine King Henri IV had in mind to go with the
Sunday chicken he wished every family in France to enjoy. It is as accessible as it is amiable, honest and straightforward in taste. The red, which has the gleaming crimson highlights of the Pinot grape, veers sometimes towards an intense garnet hue or, when young, a bright cherry. Its aromas run a classic spectrum through cherry, gooseberry and blackcurrant to notes of underbrush, mushroom and spices (cinnamon). This is a big-hearted wine, powerful in the mouth, full and meaty, and its tannins (more conspicuously present in the younger wines) are well smoothed-down.

The white is pale gold in colour or sometimes a little darker. The fragrance is of white flowers (acacia, may) mixed with plum. When older, ripe apple, fig, pear or quince appears, as well as some spicy notes. Lively and clean, it has both energy and elegance while nevertheless remaining direct in its expression and unfaultingly likeable.

Wine Steward’s Tip

Red: virile and broad-shouldered, this wine is nevertheless softened by wellmarked fruit and by a degree of roundness on the palate, so it is only to be expected that meat dishes will be the first choice to match it. Its aromatic power is sufficient to cope with chunky or smooth pâtés, roasted or fried offal, and suppler meats such as pork (roasted or in sauce), well-roasted lamb, or braised veal. It goes best with cheeses that have a well-marked flavour: Époisses, Langres, Ami du Chambertin...
Serving temperature: 13 to 14°C.

White: serve it with the Burgundian specialty of cold parsleyed ham (jambon persillé), country pâtés, snails, grilled fish, goat cheeses, Comté, Beaufort, or members of the Gruyère family.
Serving temperature: 11 to 12°C.


These terroirs are worthy of carrying the appellation Village institued in 1964, of the southern villages of the Côte de Nuits or the appellation Côte de Nuits-Villages. Corgoloin in the South marks the border between the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune. To the North, a part of the terroirs belonging to the villages of Brochon and Fixin. Both red (Pinot Noir) and white (Chardonnay) wines may claim the appellation. Wines which derive wholly from a single Climat may add that name on the labeI.


The hill-slopes of Comblanchien and Corgoloin are carved into the hard limestones of the Upper bathonien. The slopes are gentle and regular, not reaching the rim of the plateau. In the upper part the brown soil is only slightly limy with, lower down, a thick layer of pebbly scree, while at the foot of the slope is an extensive area of brown soils over accumulated alluvium. For their part, the wines of Fixin and Brochon lie on the red-brown soils of the piemont composed of alluvium mixed with pebbly limestone.

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

  • Le Clos
  • Les Perrières


  • Au Chapeau
  • Au Clos Bardot
  • Au Clou
  • Au Leurey
  • Aux Boulardes
  • Aux Boutoillottes
  • Aux Brûlées
  • Aux Cases
  • Aux Cheminots
  • Aux Clous Virey
  • Aux Courottes
  • Aux Fauques
  • Aux Guillandes
  • Aux Herbues
  • Aux Langres
  • Aux Montagnes
  • Aux Petits Crais
  • Aux Prés
  • Aux Quartiers
  • Aux Vignois
  • Belle-Vue
  • Bois de Laranche
  • Champs de Vosger
  • Champs Pennebaut
  • Champs Perdrix
  • Clémenfert
  • Créole
  • Crétevent
  • En Beauregard
  • En Chantemerle
  • En Chenailla
  • En Clomée
  • En Combe Roy
  • En Coton
  • En Créchelin
  • En Fontenelle
  • En l'Olivier
  • En la Botte
  • En Tabeillion
  • En Vireville
  • Es Bonnemaines
  • Ez Polleuses
  • Fixey
  • La Berchère
  • La Cocarde
  • La Combe Assole
  • La Combe de la Damoda
  • La Croix Blanche
  • La Croix Violette
  • La Damoda
  • La Dominode
  • La Julbigne
  • La Mazière
  • La Montagne
  • La Mouille
  • La Place
  • La Platerre
  • La Prétière
  • La Sorgentière
  • La Toppe Citeau
  • La Vionne
  • Le Bas du Mont de Boncourt
  • Le Clos de Magny
  • Le Clos des Langres
  • Le Creux de Sobron
  • Le Creux Sobron
  • Le Fourneau
  • Le Meix au Maire
  • Le Meix Fringuet
  • Le Poirier Gaillard
  • Le Réchaux
  • Le Rozier
  • Le Vaucrain
  • Le Village
  • Les Basses Chenevières
  • Les Boudières
  • Les Carrés
  • Les Chaillots
  • Les Champs des Charmes
  • Les Champs Tions
  • Les Chazots
  • Les Chenevières
  • Les clos
  • Les Crais
  • Les Crais de Chêne
  • Les Echalais
  • Les Entre Deux Velles
  • Les Essards
  • Les Fondements
  • Les Fourches
  • Les Foussottes
  • Les Germets
  • Les Gibassier
  • Les Grandes Vignes
  • Les Herbues
  • Les Loges
  • Les Mogottes
  • Les Monts de Boncourt
  • Les Ormeaux
  • Les Petits Crais
  • Les Plantes du Bois
  • Les Portes-Feuilles
  • Les Retraits
  • Les Ruisseaux
  • Les Tellières
  • Les Treuilles
  • Les Vignes aux Grands
  • Les Vignottes
  • Meix Trouhant
  • Pommier Rougeot
  • Préau
  • Queue de hareng
  • Saint Seine
  • Vignois

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region


  • Information

    Appellation Village of the Côte de Nuits region (Côte-d’Or).
    Producing communes: Fixin, Brochon, Premeaux, Comblanchien, Corgoloin.

  • Production surface area

    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m² = 24 ouvrées.
    Reds: 155.86 ha.
    Whites: 10.28 ha.

    * in 2018

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