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Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits

Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

The Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits appellation covers around 750 hectares of vineyards along the higher slopes of the Côte de Nuits sub-region of Burgundy, producing red, white and rosé wines. Overlooking Gevrey-Chambertin and extending as far as Corton, the majority of plantings in the Hautes Côtes are Pinot Noir, while Chardonnay is the dominant white grape variety.

There are significant differences in terroir between the Hautes Côtes and the vineyards on the lower slopes of the Côte d’Or. In particular, the higher elevation generates a cooler mesoclimate. This is reflected in lighter, less concentrated wines. It should be noted, however, that the warmer vintages seen in recent years are proving to be beneficial to the vineyards in this appellation, with wines from leading producers offering markedly good-value when compared with those of Burgundy’s more prestigious appellations.