Inhabiting the bottom end of the northern half of the Cote d'Or, Nuits-St-Georges is a busy, market-driven town and home to many of Burgundy's negociants. It is also the largest town in the Cote d'Or after Beaune and contributes "nuits" to the name of Cote de Nuits (i.e., the northern half of the Cote d'Or).
The appellation itself is divided into two parts, where in the north it directly borders Vosne-Romanee, the southerly end is the commune of Premeaux. There are no Grands Crus in this village, though it does have a large number of Premiers Crus.
The best Nuits-St-Georges Pinot Noir are layered with cherry, plum, underbrush and sandalwood. The fruit is sweet, the wine energetic, and the finish long and lush.