Notes from North Berkeley Imports:
"Some of the more captivating bottles of value Burgundy today hail from the high-altitude, older-vine vineyards of the Hautes-Côtes. These wind-swept vineyards for years were often too cool to produce truly ripe, complex wines; yet now better vineyard care (and warmer temperatures overall) have made the Hautes-Côtes an attractive source of fine wines that are moderately priced.
The Bourgogne-Devaux family has made its home in these vine-covered hills since the late 1800s. Winemaker Luc Bourgogne (a name more than suitable for a local winemaker) represents the fourth generation in Meloisey to care for vines and craft wines from the family’s many older-vine plots.
With just a few acres of vines in the Hautes-Côtes and a well-selected handful in neighboring Pommard, the family is able to do everything by hand; such attention translates to delicately perfumed, full-flavored wines that are a joy to taste and savor."