Fixin is the northern-most appellation of the Côte de Nuits to produce great red Burgundy. The Clos de la Perrière, first planted by the Cistercians in the 12th century, has long been noted for its power and longevity, and, according to Dr. Jules Lavalle in 1855 (Histoire et Statistique de la Vigne et des Grands Vins de la Côte-d’Or), commanded as high a price as Le Chambertin.
La Croix Blanche is a tiny vineyard of less than a hectare, well placed on the middle of the slope on the right hand side at the entry into the village of Fixin, and gives wine more akin to Les Hervelets and Les Arvelets amongst the premiers crus in elegance of expression, than to the firmness and power of the Clos de la Perrière and Clos de Chapitre.
Bourée still uses old wooden vats rather than stainless steel and the grapes are trodden by foot. And last but not least, Bourée only release their wines when they are ready to drink - a very refreshing practice in today’s market.