The name Romanée-Conti is enough to make all wine lovers worldwide tremble in awe. In 1760, Prince Louis-Francois de Bourbon-Conti bought a piece of land in Vosne-Romanée, planted by the predecessors of Saint-Vivant, before dying in 1776. It was confiscated during the Revolution and sold to the highest bidder in 1794. Then the 1.8 hectare plot was renamed Romanée-Conti and its name was given to the most prestigious domaines of Burgundy. In 1879, Jacques-Marie Duvault Blochet bought this property and it is Henry-Frédéric Roch, Lalou Bize-Leroy and its director, Aubert de Villaine who own it today. Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) has 25 hectares of vines in Vosne, mainly in the grand crus of the commune: La Tâche, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Richebourg, Echezeaux, Grands-Echézeaux and of course La Romanée-Conti. In the Côte de Beaune, the domaine has recently acquired three farms in Corton, in addition to its legendary Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet vines (small, non-marketed production). Although La Romanée-Conti is at the heart of the domaine, the domaine’s other grand crus are irreproachable due to the work carried out both in the vineyard (biodynamic) and in the winery (where whole grape harvests are vinified). The yields are extremely low and some wines such as Montrachet are not dated yearly as the quantities are too low (this was the case in 1992 and 2016). Its price clearly confirms its greatness.
About the cuvée
The Montrachet cuvée is often considered like the best white wine in the world. It offers an amazing concentration of all the qualities of great white wines from Burgundy. With a lovely bright gold colour, these wines express rich and complex aromas of walnut and honey and are full, firm but also soft and the flavor is intense and persistent. This wine of great complexity and intense concentration requires many years to reach perfection. When at its peak, the Montrachet develops rich flavors. Domaine de la Romanée Conti produces an exceptional and very selective Montrachet. As a guide, the Domaine has not offered Montrachet in 1992, which is nevertheless a good vintage for white Burgundies.
The best vintages for Montrachet Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti :
1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1979, 1978
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