Hautes Côtes de Beaune

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Hautes Côtes de Beaune, and Hautes Côtes de Nuits, sometimes known collectively as the Hautes Côtes, vineyards dispersed in the hills above the escarpment of the Côte d’Or in Burgundy. Most of the production is red wine from Pinot Noir, with some white wine made from Chardonnay or occasionally Pinot Blanc or Pinot Gris, but at elevations reaching 500 m/1,640 ft the grapes do not ripen easily. This is also suitable ground for bourgogne aligoté, especially as the blackcurrant bushes needed for the production of cassis can often be seen growing alongside.