Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits is an appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) in the Burgundy wine region of France. This appellation is located in the Côte d'Or department, which is part of the larger Burgundy wine region. The Hautes-Côtes de Nuits vineyards are situated on the slopes and hillsides above the more famous and prestigious vineyards of the Côte de Nuits, such as those in Nuits-Saint-Georges and Vosne-Romanée.
Key points about Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits:
Location: It is located to the west and southwest of Nuits-Saint-Georges and covers several communes in the Côte d'Or department, including Premeaux-Prissey, Magny-les-Villers, and others.
Grapes: The primary grape varieties grown in this appellation are Pinot Noir for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape, producing red wines that are often lighter and more approachable compared to the wines from the more prestigious Côte de Nuits appellations.
Terroir: The vineyards in Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits benefit from a similar limestone-rich soil composition as the Côte de Nuits, but they are situated at higher altitudes and often have a cooler climate. This can result in wines with their own unique character and flavor profile.
Wine Styles: Red wines from this appellation tend to be fruity and elegant, with red fruit flavors and a good balance of acidity. White wines are typically crisp with citrus and apple notes.
Value: Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits wines can offer good value for Burgundy enthusiasts, as they are generally more affordable than the wines from the more famous Côte de Nuits appellations but still showcase the region's terroir and winemaking expertise.
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