The heart of the Côte de Nuits, the central jewel in the necklace of Burgundy climats, the epicenter of the Grands Crus, Vosne-Romanée is probably the most celebrated of all the villages of the Côte d’Or in Burgundy. There are 152 hectares of vines of which 57 hectares are Premier Crus. Not only are its six Grands Crus the most famous names in Burgundy, but the producers who are based in the village are amongst the world’s finest.
“Bourgogne has produced nothing better than this little corner where all her charms come together” wrote Gaston Roupnel, a celebrated historian and writer. Here the Pinot Noir grape ripens to its best. Apart from the 14 Premier Crus, the parcels found in the village appellation lie either at the top of the slope or at its foot on either side of the Grand Crus and in some cases reach the same altitude. The soils are limestone mixed with clayey marls. The depth of soil depends upon where the parcels are located from some tens of centimeters at the top of the hill to one meter deep around the village. The exposure is easterly.
The typical characteristic of Vosne is ripe fruit over spices lifted by the presence of strawberry, raspberry, bilberry, or blackcurrant fruit. These refined and well-blended aromas evolve with age into aromas of preserved fruits, leather, cedar and gamey/woodland scents. On the palate the wine is velvety and distinguished. In their youth, Vosne wines can appear rather austere and closed; they need time in the bottle to develop structure and fleshy texture. These spicy, rich wines match well with roasted meats, especially beef and game and hard cheeses.