Named after one of the region's commercial hubs, Nuits-St-Georges, this as an appellation given to the lesser wine-producing villages of the Côte de Nuits, which is the northern half of the Côte d'Or escarpment. The production is predominantly, but not exclusively, red wine from Pinot Noir. Wines from Fixin, Brochon, Prémeaux, Comblanchien, and Corgoloin may be sold as Côte de Nuits-Villages. In the best examples these wines are above Bourgogne level but below the village wine of the Côte de Nuit's most important appellations such as Nuits St Georges itself, Vosne Romanee, Chambolle Musigny, Morey St Denis and Gevrey Chambertin. The wines are light to medium bodied and rarely improve with more than 4-5 years bottle age, but for youthful drinking can offer excellent value.