Côte de Nuits-Villages is essentially the northern sister appellation of the better-known Côte de Beaune-Villages in the south of Burgundy. Covering a range of respected village appellations with some excellent sites, the region produces very consistent quality. Offers the classic Pinot Noir nose of ripe red berries, with some darker hints of blackberry and liquorice. Ripe yet nicely taut on the palate, with a smooth texture lifted by a lipsmacking acidity. A great partner for poultry dishes, especially duck or turkey, but will also stand up to red meats and feathered game.