09 Vosne-Romanee Nuits-Saint-Georges

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  1. Describe the villages of Vosne-Romanee and Flagey-Echezeaux
    • 890: V-R founded by Priory of Saint-Vivant
    • 1188: Original F-E vineyards owned by the Abbey of Saint-Vivant
  2. Describe the wine from Flagey-Echezeaux and Vosne-Romanee
    • Village and Premier Cru wines from Flagey-Echezeaux are bottled under the Vosne-Romanee AOC
    • Vosne-Romanee: Power and charm, well-balanced, ripe red and black fruit, leather, humus; very long aromatic finish; can age for decades
    • DRC: spice, violets, licorice; ripe, silky mouthfeel with texture of worn velvet
  3. How much wine at each level is made in Vosne-Romanee & Flagey Echezeaux?
    • 8 Grand Cru: 33% (186 acres); 2 in F-E
    • 15 Premier Cru: 25% (143 acres); 1 in F-E
    • Village: 42% (236 acres)
  4. How many Grand Cru are in Vosne-Romanee and Flagey-Echezeaux?
    • Echezeaux: 86 acres, 13,377 cases, xx cs/ac
    • Grands Echezeaux: 18.6 acres, 3133 cases, xx cs/ac
    • La Romanee: 2.1 acres, 333.33 cases, 158.7 cs/ac
    • Romanee-Conti: 4 acres, 455.42 cases, 113.8 cs/ac
    • La Grand Rue: 4.1 acres, 522 cases, 130 cs/ac
    • La Tache: 12.4 acres, 1700 cases, 137 cs/ac
    • Richebourg: 18.3 acres, 2800 cases, 153 cs/ac
    • Romanee-Saint-Vivant: 23 acres, 3100 cases, 134.8 cs/ac
    • Echezeaux: 86 acres, xx cases, xx cs/ac
    • Grands Echezeaux: 18.6 acres, xx cases, xx cs/ac
  5. Describe Grand Cru terroir in Vosne-Romanee and Flagey-Echezeaux
    • Echezeaux: many believe most of its 11 climats should be Premier Cru
    • La Tache: much soil variation due to elevational change (255-300 m)
    • La Romanee:
    • Romanee-Conti:
    • La Grand Rue: GC in 1992
    • La Tache:
    • Richebourg: "velvet"
    • Romanee-Saint-Vivant: most delicate ("silk")
  6. Describe the soil of Vosne-Romanee
    • Blue Ribbon Recipe: white oolite, calcaire a entroques, ostrea acuminata, 4' top soil with pebble layer, fractured premeaux limestone base
    • Gently sloping east-facing slope
  7. Which Vosne-Romanee Grand Cru are NOT monopole?
    Richebourg and Romanee-Saint-Vivant
  8. Describe the 1855 classification by Dr. LaValle
    • Tete de Cuvees: Romanee-Conti, Richebourg, La Tache, La Romanee, Grands Echezeaux
    • Premiers Crus: Romanee-Saint-Vivant, La Grand Rue, Malconsorts, Beaux Monts, Brulees, Suchots
  9. Name the smallest AOC in France
    La Romanee
  10. How many hl in a case?
    9 liters/case (.09 hl/cs)
  11. Describe Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (DRC)
    • Co-Owners: Aubert de Villaine and Bize-Leroy/Roch
    • Organic since 1986
    • Biodynamic in 2007
    • Vines average 40-50 years
    • Vines for Ransom
    • New Corton lease
  12. Describe DRC vineyard ownership
    • Total: 63.6 acres producing 7000 cs Grand Cru (110 cs/ac)
    • Romanee-Conti, 4.03 ac, monopole
    • La Tache, 12.4 ac, monopole
    • Richebourg, 8.67 ac (47%)
    • Romanee-St-Vivant, 13.1 ac (57%)
    • Grands-Eschezeaux, 8.72 ac (%)
    • Echezeaux, 11.5 ac (%)
    • Le Montrachet, 1.68 acres
    • Batard-Montrachet, not sold commercially
  13. Describe DRC vitification
    • Judicious use of compost
    • Ploughing to control weeds, 6 ha (14.8 ac) by horse
    • Massale propagation
    • Short-pruning, max yield of 25 hl/ha
  14. Describe DRC vinification
    • Intense sorting, very little de-stemming
    • Grapes cooled to 15°C (59°F)
    • Open wood fermenters
    • Maceration 17-21 days
    • Free and press wines joined
    • Rack and bottled after 18 months in new oak
    • No fining or filtering
  15. Name the top 1er Cru in Vosne-Romanee
    • Malconsorts: 14.47 ac (next to La Tache)
    • Les Beaux Monts: 28.1 ac (next to Echezeaux)
    • Les Brulees: 11.2 ac (next to Richbourg)
  16. Name some top producers in Vosne-Romanee
    • Domain de la Romanee-Conti: 63.2 ac
    • Domain Leroy: 54.34 ac
    • Jean Grivot: 38.3 ac
    • Michel Gros: 46.9 ac
  17. Describe the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges
    • 1023: Monks establish Clos Saint-Georges as best vineyard
    • 1698: Louix XIV regains health after drinking "Nuits" wine prescribed by Dr. Guy Fagon
    • Longest commune in Cote d'Or (6 km = 3.7 miles)
  18. Describe wine from Nuits-Saint-Georges
    • Vosne-side: lighter and elegant for Boudots to richer, meatier Murgers
    • Middle Nuits: rich, robust, sturdy, minerality, gamey hint, leather
    • Premeaux: sturdy with less refinement (excpet for lighter, red-fruited Clos Arlot)
  19. How much wine at each level is made in Nuits-Saint-Georges
    • Grand Cru: 0
    • Premiers Crus: 45% (353 ac); 41 (12 from Premeaux-Prissey, 29 from NSG)
    • Village: 55% (431 ac)
  20. Name the top Premiers Crus in Nuits-Saint-Georges
    • Vosne-side: 12 (best: Aux Boudots, Les Damodes, Aux Murgers)
    • Middle Nuits: 16 (best: Les Saint-Georges, Les Cailles, Les Poirets, Les Vaucrain, Les Pruliers)
    • Premeaux: 9 (Clos Arlot, Clos de la Marechale)
  21. Describe the soil of Premeaux
    • Begins transition to Beaune strata
    • Thin soil, high slopes, rocky; Dalle nacree and pearly flagstone appears
  22. Describe white wine production from Nuits-Saint-Georges
    • 18 ac, 4022 cs, 223 cs/ac
    • Pinot Beurot (Chardonnay) and a rare white pinot mutation
    • 1930s: Mutation from Henri Gouges in Les Perrieres vineyard
  23. Describe red wine production from Nuits-Saint-Georges
    • 41 Premiers Crus: 349.8 ac, 61378 cs, 175.5 cs/ac
    • Village: 388.8 ac, 77255 cs, 198.7 cs/ac
  24. Name some top producers in Nuits-Saint-Georges
    • Domaine Henri Gouges, 14.69 ha (36.3 ac)
    • Domaine Joseph Faiveley
    • Jean-Jacques Confuron, 7 ha (17.3 ac)
    • Domain Robert Chevillon, 12.88 ha (31.8 ac)

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