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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

Lovely, almost black colour. It shows an extraor- dinary texture which, on the nose, expresses power and delicacy at the same time. In the mouth, the wine is compact, deep and long, giv- ing the impression of a magnificent tapestry. The Romanée-St-Vivant 2001 is an exceptional wine, it stands out in the vintage.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti:
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, located in Vosne-Romanée, is one of the most prestigious vineyard sites in Burgundy, France. The domaine boasts seven Grand Cru properties, and the two monopolies (meaning they are owned and operated by the domaine itself) La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche are considered the finest vineyards in all of Burgundy. The other five - Richebourg, R... Read more
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, located in Vosne-Romanée, is one of the most prestigious vineyard sites in Burgundy, France. The domaine boasts seven Grand Cru properties, and the two monopolies (meaning they are owned and operated by the domaine itself) La Romanée-Conti and La Tâche are considered the finest vineyards in all of Burgundy. The other five - Richebourg, Romanée-St-Vivant, Grands Ėchezaux, Ėchezaux and Montrachet  (which overlaps with Chassagne) - are also among the upper echelon. With the exception of the Chardonny-only Montrachet, Domaine de La Romanée-Conti is known for producing exceptional, rare reds from Pinot Noir, prized for their structured fruit, perfume and longevity.  The vineyard had already been named Romanée since the 13th century when it was first acquired by the de Croonembourg family. The hyphenation is derived from a 1760 bidding war between Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV and Louis François ler de Bourbon, Prince de Conti. You can guess who won.  These vineyard are on slopes facing east and south-east for optimal grape-ripening exposure, with iron-rich limestone and marl soils. Some of the vines are quite old by Burgundy standards, up to 50 years, which adds to the power of the wines. The small production wines are from vineyards that are organically cultivated, with yields kept low.  Read less

External Reviews for Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/21/2009

This displays a positively classic nose of soaring Asian spices, ripe plum and a gamut of ripe, pure and lacy red and black fruits with the latter predominating all wrapped together with a seductive kiss of sweetly scented, highly perfumed violets; t... Burghound. A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2001 Romanee Conti, Domaine de la Romanee St Vivant 750ml



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Lovely, almost black colour. It shows an extraor- dinary texture which, on the nose, expresses power and delicacy at the same time. In the mouth, the wine is compact, deep and long, giv- ing the impression of a magnificent tapestry. The Romanée-St-Vivant 2001 is an exceptional wine, it stands out in the vintage.

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