Romanee-Conti 1999 - Domaine de la Romanee-Conti

AOC, Grand Cru, Romanée-Conti, vintage 1999, Monopoly of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

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  •  Romanée-Conti winery

 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, is considered one of the world's most prestigious areas, with a vineyard of 25.5 hectares. The Domaine de la Romanée-Conti that we know today was founded in 1942 by Edmond Gaudin de Villaine. Currently, Aubert de Villaine and Henry-Frédéric Roch are co-managers. This area has become a legend, in fact, the prices of bottles reach new heights.

  • Grand Cru « Romanée-Conti »

The most legendary Vintage of the winery is the Romanée-Conti. This wine comes from a tiny plot of 1, 8140, this surface is unchanged since 1580, which currently provides 4,000 bottles per year. This parcel was originally named the “cros de Clous” and took the name Romanée in 1631. In 1760, the Prince de Conti has torn a high price to Madame de Pompadour. It was therefore called Romanée-Conti in 1793. Wines from this grand cru are delicate, which challenges winemakers and different tasters. Many do not understand this wine, which is to share in the very closed circle of great wines.

  • Romanée-Conti 1999

Romanée-Conti 1999 has a dark red color. The nose is rich with notes of blackcurrant leaf, pink grapefruit, and blood orange. On the palate, this wine has a beautiful attack with notes of bitter-sweet flowers, fruits and rose. This wine has a very silky texture and abundant tannins. The secret of Romanée-Conti is a slightly green side. It tastes of rose petal, which passes through the green pepper phase.

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Data sheet

Vintage
1999
Format
75 cl
Color
Red Wine
Appellation
Romanée-Conti
Region
Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Producer
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Burghound Rating
99+
Climat
La Romanée Conti
Producer: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

The legendary Vosne-Romanée winemaking estate

 

The Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, often shortened to "DRC", is one of the most celebrated Burgundy wine estates. Founded in 1942 by Edmond Gaudin de Villaine, the Côte de Nuits vineyard is actually much older than that. Managed by the Benedictine Monks of Saint-Vivant during the 13th century, it was then bought by the Croonembourg family around the 17th century. They were the ones who renamed the tiny parcel and came up with "La Romanée" (it used to be known as "Le Cloux des Cinq Journaux").

The grapevines were later sold to the Prince Louis-François de Bourbon-Conti by André de Croonembourg, in 1760. Hence its newfound moniker of "Romanée-Conti". Confiscated during the French Revolution, the estate fell into the hands of Gabriel-Julien Ouvrard in 1819, and Jacques-Marie Duvault-Blochet (the ancestor of the de Villaine and Leroy families) 50 years later. Since 1911, the 25 hectares vineyard has been managed by the two families: the successors of Edmond de Villaine and Henri Leroy.

The two winemakers, Aubert de Villaine and Henry-Frédéric Roch (as well as Lalou Bize-Leroy, from 1974 to 1992), were the ones taking care of the DRC estate. At least, before the death of Henry-Frédéric in 2018, who left his seat to Perrine Fenal (Lalou's daughter). Throughout the centuries, this Vosne-Romanée wine estate has become a true legend in Burgundy. A reputation with a cost, since its prices have skyrocketed.

Browse the grands crus made by the DRC.

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