The appellation "Côte de Beaune" is exclusively given to the wines produced in the Beaune area. They have a distinguished and specific character due to the soil and exposure of the vineyards. It also happens fairly often that the cuvées of young vines of Clos des Mouches are declassified to Côte de Beaune.
As everywhere in the Côte d'or, Pinot Noir is the only grape variety used in this appellation. The soil, hard and chalky, is not very deep. The slope can be steep and the exposure is South/South-East.
When young, Côte de Beaune has a nice purple hue. The nose offers pretty and delicate fruit flavours such as raspberry or red currant. On the palate, tannins are smooth. The wine is pleasant to drink and has a nice finish. This relatively rare appellation is making a very good wine.