Romanée-Conti

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The scarcest, most expensive - and frequently the best - wine in the world… This is the purest, most aristocratic and most intense example of Pinot noir you could possibly imagine. Not only nectar - a yardstick with which to judge all other Burgundies.

Romanée-Conti is situated within the commune of Vosne-Romanée and is a monopole of the winery Société Civile du Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, which takes its name after this vineyard. Romanée-Conti has been called "one of the greatest wines of the world and the most perfect as well as the most expensive of Burgundy ... with a forceful bouquet of violet mixed with a scent of cherry, a lively and profound ruby robe, a suaveness of exceptional finesse." Yields are very low at an average of 25 hl/ha (the maximum allowed for Grand Cru is 35 hl/ha); it takes the produce of three vines to produce one bottle of Romanée-Conti. Wine from the vineyard is among the most sought after, and expensive, in the world. In October 2010, 77 bottles sold for a total of US$750,609 (about $9,748 each) at auction.

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Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon
80
Merlot
15
Cabernet Franc
3
Petit Verdot
2
Domaine de La Romanée Conti,
1 Rue Derrière le Four,
Vosne-Romanée, Burgundy, France

Top vintages

Areas under vine

62 Acres

Average annual production

6600 Cases per annum

Ageing

In barrels from 12 to 18 months for red wine and for 18 months for white wine

Soil

Clay and Limestone

Appellation

Romanee Conti Monopole

Vintage Prices

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