The Hautes Côtes, over the hill from the main stretch of the Côtes de Nuits vineyards, often produces good value Burgundy, and this wine is one of those. It's rounded, relatively soft and easy, with plenty of attractive red fruits and a great line of acidity.
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.