A regional appellation used in conjunction with the word Hautes-Côtes, harvested in 48 communes within the Bourgogne appellation. The Hautes-Côtes lie behind the slopes on which Burgundy's Grands Crus are grown, at a higher altitude (300-400m compared to 250-350m), hence the name "Hautes-Côtes" or "high slopes"). The Hautes-Côtes de Nuits appellation covers 570 hectares, with 100 hectares producing white wines.
Colour: A beautiful, strong golden colour.
Nose: Very expressive, almost exuberant and very seductive, with woody notes and hints of vanilla. A trace of honey, white flowers and citrus notes.
Palate: Delicate and perfumed, well-balanced and round. Its meatiness and woodiness come from the time spent maturing in oak casks; this also gives the wine better ageing qualities than many other white burgundies under the "village" appellation.
Food and wine pairing
Vinification and maturing
Vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks followed by maturing in casks for 8 months, 15% new oak.