Wine producer profile: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, part 1 (24-07-2018 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which was founded 1869, is one of the world's most famous winery, and is located in the French wine region of Bourgogne. The winery has 7 fantastic vineyards: Echézeaux (4,67 ha), Grands Echézeaux (3,53 ha), La Tâche (6,06 ha), Montrachet (0,67 ha), Richebourg (3,51 ha), Romanée-Conti (1,81 ha) and Romanée Saint Viviant (5,29 ha). They together cover 25,51 hectares. All seven are classified as Gran Cru-vineyards. Besides Montrachet, which belongs to both the appellation Chassagne-Montrachet and the appellation Puligny-Montrachet, all other belong to the appellation Vosne-Romanée. In addition to the aforementioned vineyards, the winery rents three vineyards that are located in the French appellation of Aloxe-Corton and who are also classified as Grand Cru-vineyards: Bressandes (1,19 ha), Clos du Roi (0,57 ha) and Renardes (0,51 ha). They together cover 2,27 hectares. The vineyards: La Tâche and Romanée-Conti are 100% owned (so-called monopol) by the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti grapes, in just one vineyard (Montrachet), of those 7 that are owned by the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and those 3 that are rented by it, Chardonnay is only grown, and in all other, is Pinot Noir.

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti soils, marl, gravel and clay in the appellation Vosne-Romanée that means in the vineyards: Echézeaux, Grands Echézeaux, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-Conti and Romanée Saint Viviant. A thin layer consisting of marl and clay overlies limestone in the appellation Aloxe-Corton that means in the vineyards: Bressandes, Clos du Roi and Renardes. Range from pebbly limestones, to marls and sandy soils in the appellation Chassagne-Montrachet and the appellation Puligny-Montrachet that means in the vineyard: Montrachet.

Aubert de Villaine, one of the owners who lead the business, has given the winery position as one of the world's most prestigious wineries

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Echézeaux, with consideration taken to the price, is on the fifth place in the order after its brother Grands Echézeaux. According to Liveex.com, right now (2018-07), 12 bottles of vintage 1990 are for sale for 19,800 GBP (about 26,000 USD). The wine is produced in small amounts, between 2001 and 2008, the estate produced at least 9,874 bottles (in 2008) and at most 16,827 bottles (in 2006). Average age of the vines are 39 years (2018) and the average yield is incredible low 16 to 27 hl/ha. The wine is produced in the same way as the wine Romanée-Conti, see next page.

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Echézeaux (red dry wine; 100% Pinot Noir), Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France, the best vintages, until vintage 2016 none.

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Grands Echézeaux, with consideration taken to the price, is on the fourth place in the order before its brother Echézeaux. According to Liveex.com, right now (2018-07), 12 bottles of vintage 1990 are for sale for 27,768 GBP (about 36,500 USD). The wine is produced in small amounts, between 1997 and 2008, the estate produced at least 5,641 bottles (in 2003) and at most 13,134 bottles (in 2002). The average age of the vines is 59 years (2018) and the average yield is incredible low 12 to 28 hl/ha. The wine is produced in the same manner as the wine Romanée-Conti, see next page.

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Grands Echézeaux (red dry wine; 100% Pinot Noir), Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France, the best vintages, until vintage 2016 none.

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, the second most expensive wine from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Those who do not have so much money to buy a bottle of Romanée-Conti (see next page) buy this "less expensive" wine. According to Liveex.com, right now (2018-07), 12 bottles of vintage 1990 are for sale for "just" 51,336 GBP (about 67,5000 USD). The wine is produced in three times larger amounts than those of its big brother Romanée-Conti. Between 1997 and 2008, the estate produced at least 10,147 bottles (in 2003) and at most 24,867 bottles (in 2000). The average age of the vines is 54 years (2018) and the average yield is incredible low 13 to 31 hl/ha. The wine is produced in the same manner as the wine Romanée-Conti, see next page.

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, La Tâche (red dry wine; 100% Pinot Noir), Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France, the best vintages, until vintage 1952 none; 1953, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1980, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Montrachet (white dry wine; 100% Chardonnay), Chassagne-Montrachet / Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France, the best vintages, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011.

 

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