The majority of Hautes Cotes wines are red, made predominantly from Pinot Noir. Chardonnay is most commonly used grape for white wines, which account for 25% of output. Rose (or clairet) wines are produced from Pinot Noir and constitute only a fraction of total production.
The Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits appellation covers roughly 1730 acres (700ha), spread across 20 communes in the Cote d'Or. Together, they produce around 3.5 million bottles every vintage.