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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grand Cru

The King of Burgundy, reserved to the monarchs prior releasing to the wine consumer (collector/investor).

The legend starts with a viticulturist, négociant and Conseiller Général of the Côte d'Or Monsieur Duvault, who at the age of 79 years old decides to purchase the Domaine. The tradition and success are carried on until present days by the family Villaine and Roch.


Vineyards:

Romanée-Conti GC

La Tâche GC

Richebourg GC

Romanée-Saint-Vivant GC

Grands Echezeaux GC

Echezeaux GC

Corton GC Clos du Roi

Corton Bressandes GC

Corton Renardes GC

Le Montrachet GC

All the bottles are recognized by the labels.


Viticulture: Biodynamic

Vines age: 40-50

Winemaking technique: Whole bunch, natural pre-maceration, reds are aged 18 months in French Oak prior bottling.

USP: Most collectible and invested wine. Very attractive to counterfeiter like Mr. Conti, RK, who serves in jail since 2013 and might be released next year 2021. (source Wikipedia).

Vintage: 1996, a year of success, the weather overall played a favorable role for the vines. Short flowering with great quantity of berry sets with a great véraison start. Despite the difficult and heavy rains of end August, this helped to ripen the grapes at its maximum potential, giving sugars in the grape at its max. level with a higher acidity than normal. Harvesting was a memorable experience, from 25.9-3.10 in a generous quantity of juice produced, 30hl/ha. A successful vintage.


Sources

The 100 Burgundy by Jeannie Cho Lee

www.romanee-conti.fr


Written by Susana Kawai at www.foodwithsusi.com

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