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The La Romanée appellation is part of the Grands Crus Vosne, in Côte de Nuits, sub-region of Burgundy, Eastern France. The vineyard of 0.845 hectares is implanted in a very favorable climate to the Pinot Noir grape variety culture. La Romanée appellation is the smallest AOC in East of France. It is located on the hillside above the famed Romanée-Conti vineyard and the village of Vosne-Romanée itself. Pinot Noirien, as it is called in Burgundy, allows the elaboration of 3,100 liters of admirable red wines, or 4,130 bottles.

Optimal Balance in Terroir

The vines are planted on slopes well inclined (12%) and well exposed to the rising. The grainy soil structure is the same as on the Romanée-Conti appellation, but with lower clay content. They are based on Premeaux and Oolitic limestone rocks. To limit the erosion of the land, the vines are planted perpendicular to the slope.

This Grand Cru perfectly develops its grape variety characteristics, offering aromas of red fruits and a bright dark ruby ​​color. But it is distinguished by the dominance of aromas of black cherry and a perfect balance between severity and velvety. This Grand Cru, very long-lasting, develops with age spicy and wild notes, which is why 20 to 30 years of aging in bottles favor a better optimal tasting.

Quality Speaks For Itself

The dominant grape variety for La Romanée is Pinot noir. Although the AOC rules allow up to 15% of Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, and Pinot Gris as accessory grapes, this is practically never used for any Burgundy Grand Cru vineyard. The allowed base yield is 3500 liters per 0.01 square kilometers. A minimum planting density of 9,000 vines per 0.01 square kilometers and a minimum grape maturity of 11.5% potential alcohol is required. The AOC La Romanée was born in 1936.


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A part of the important features of La Romanée appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: The grainy soil and limestone.
  • Taste: Well balanced.
  • Wine color: Red (bright dark ruby ​​color).
  • Aromas: Black cherry.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 30 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

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Region Highlights

Surface: Very small. about 0.845 hectares
Classification: AOP La Romanée
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Types of Wines: Red Wine

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