150 million years ago, the plains of the Côte d’Or region were flooded by the Tethys Sea, a tropical body of salt water.

Another 30 million years would pass before the event that shaped the Hautes-Côtes: the formation of the Alps.

This led to the sudden collapse of the plain, which had been slowly subsiding for 115 million years, producing a clean break with the limestone plateau.

The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties thrive on the extreme complexity of the land and climate (“terroir”), giving rise to a variety of exceptional properties.

Les Hautes-Côtes


Leading on from the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, the wild beauty of the Hautes-Côtes landscape, on top of the escarpment, is characterised by vineyards interspersed with forests and grasslands.

The soil is lighter, there is no mist and the bunches of grapes are naturally more aerated … numerous benefits allowing the rational use of resources and successful growth of grass between the vines.