The Hautes Côtes de Nuits is in the first range of hills behind the famed Côtes de Nuits. Its cooler climate produces lighter wines, although in this warm vintage this is ripe style of wine. With its red-berry fruits and juicy acidity, the light tannins just give structure to a wine that is ready to drink.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.