The Hautes Côtes de Nuits
is a regional appellation from the Hautes-Côtes wine producing area in the Côte-d'Or, officially recognised in 1961. The appellation covers 16 communes in the Hautes-Cotes area in the département of the Côte d'Or, as well as the more elevated areas of 4 communes in the Côte de Nuits. The dividing line between the vineyards of the Hautes Côtes de Nuits
and the Hautes Côtes de Beaune runs through the village of Magny-lès-Villiers.
The Hautes Côtes de Nuits red wines are crimson or dark ruby and made from the Pinot Noir. They often develop aromas of raspberry, cherry, liquorice, and occasionally violets. They have a firm, clean flavour, pleasant tannins when mature and just the right amount of body. There is a very small production of rosé wine made from the Pinot Noir bearing the appellation Bourgogne Rosé (or Bourgogne Clairet) Hautes-Côtes de Nuits. The colour of the white Hautes Côtes de Nuits wine (Chardonnay, or very rarely from the Pinot Blanc or Pinot Gris), ranges from white gold to pale gold or, if aged in barrel, yellow gold. Hawthorn and honeysuckle aromas mingle with apple, lemon, white nettle and hazelnut. On the palate, they are fleshy, solidly built, well-balanced with a slightly frisky character which is quickly apparent, and which enhances their ageing potential. Wine lovers will appreciate the wines produced by Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Domaine Faiveley, Domaine Romanée-Conti and Domaine Antonin Guyon.
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