Wine producer profile: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, part 2 (24-07-2018 by Nenad Jelisic)

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Richebourg, the third most expensive wine from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. According to Liveex.com, right now (2018-07), 12 bottles of vintage 1990 are for sale for "only" 38,672 GBP (about 50,800 USD). The wine is produced in small amounts, between 1997 and 2008, the estate produced at least 6,230 bottles (in 2008) and at most 15,337 bottles (in 2000). The average age of the vines is 49 years (2018) and the average yield is incredible low 13 to 33 hl/ha. The wine is produced in the same manner as the wine Romanée-Conti, see below.

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Richebourg (red dry wine; 100% Pinot Noir), Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France, the best vintages, 1929, 1964, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti, the world's most expensive wine, and one of the world's most mythical and famous wine. According to Liveex.com, right now (2018-07), 12 bottles of vintage 1990 are for sale for incredible 192,000 GBP (about 252,500 USD). The wine is produced in small amounts. Between 1997 and 2008, the estate produced at least 3,151 bottles (in 2008) and at most 6,917 bottles (in 1999). The very high demand and the limited amounts of bottles drive prices further up. The vineyard Romanée-Conti, from where the grapes for this wine come, has an incredible planting density, about 11,000 vines per hectare, and is totally biodynamically grown. The average age of the vines is 60 years (2018) and the average yield is incredible low 13 to 29 hl/ha. The wine is 100% Pinot Noir. There are several reasons that the wine belongs to the world's best Pinot Noir-wines: the incredible planting density, the biodynamic cultivation, the very late harvest, the very low yield, the rigorous selection in both the vineyard and in the cellar and last, but by no means least, the very great knowledge of the wine production process. The most common is that the grapes for the wine are destemmed up to 20%, but in some cases not at all. Then they are very gently crushed, and the crushed mass, which consists of must, pulp, grape skins, pips and stems, is cold macerated at just over 10 degrees in open vats of oak, in which the fermentation and the maceration with grape's natural yeast then follow. The fermentation and the maceration continue up to 30 days under a controlled temperature of 30-33 degrees Celsius. During those 30 days, both remontage and pigeage occur. The wine is then pumped to 228 litre new oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation and aging without racking over an 18 month period. The wine does not undergo filtration and fining. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti is done for a very long life.

 

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti (red dry wine; 100% Pinot Noir), Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France, the best vintages, 1961, 1978, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

 

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