Production area

The Côte de Nuits-Villages appellation covers five villages of the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy: Fixin, Brochon, Prémeaux-Prissey, Corgoloin, and Comblanchien. The vineyard covers 160 hectares, with only 3 hectares planted with white grapes.


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.


100% Pinot Noir.

Tasting notes

COLOUR: Crimson highlights.
NOSE: Aromas of cherry, redcurrant and blackcurrant, with hints of undergrowth, mushroom and spices (cinnamon).
PALATE: Broad and powerful on the palate, with fleshiness and roundness. As it ages, notes of ripe fruit and gamey aromas may develop.

Vinification and maturing

Vinification in wooden vats followed by maturing in barrels for 12 months, 20% new oak.

Food and wine pairing

Its supple character calls for grilled or roasted red or white meats, game birds or fine cheeses.

Serving suggestions

This wine can be enjoyed now, but can be kept for 4 to 6 years.

Ageing potential

From 5 to 10 years.

Ropiteau Frères since 1848


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