Vosne-Romanée enjoys exceptional renown, thanks to the wealth of history attached to this place. Monks who settled in Cîteaux in 1098 owned prestigious climats located in the area around the village. The cellar of Clos de Vougeot is in close proximity. The Dukes of Burgundy had a meeting place for hunting located in Vosne. In 1760, Louis-Ferdinand de Bourbon purchased La Romanée, which was to produce the legendary wine Romanée-Conti. In 1866, an Imperial decree issued by Napoleon III authorised the wine-producing villages of the Côte to join their name to that of the greatest growth of the jurisdiction. Vosne therefore naturally became Vosne-Romanée. It seems that Vosne takes its name from a derivative of vidumos, a Gallic word meaning forests. The origin of Chalandins has not yet been found.
The wine comes from a grape variety located in the locality of Flagey-Echezeaux in the district called Les Chalandins - a neighbor of the lower part of the Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot. Facing south-east and at an altitude of 245 meters, they are planted in a clayey-loamy soil deep on the Bresse marl.
The 2018 harvest surprised both for its abundant quantity and for its exceptional quality. Winter 2017-18 was moderately cold with temperatures sometimes below freezing in the morning but rapidly positive in the afternoon. These cool temperatures are accompanied by high humidity that regularly covers the vines with a beautiful white coat. March is also a bit cold while in the first days of April the temperatures rise. Development is rapid and rainfall is abundant in May and especially in June. At the beginning of June, flowering occurs rapidly in drought conditions very favorable to the development of the bunches. The aquifers are at their maximum and the heat of the day does not allow the humidity to settle, which allows the grapes to develop in exceptionally favorable conditions. At the end of June it is already very hot and the temperatures between 26 June and the end of August will very often be well above the seasonal norms with highs exceeding 30 ° almost daily, interrupted only by a good rain on the 13 August arriving. to refresh the grounds.
Brilliant ruby red to the eye. Refined and variegated nose that tells of cherry, currant and wild fruit, nutmeg, leather and truffle. In the mouth the synergy between tannin and acidity is perfect, making it elegant and persistent.
Wine with excellent aging prospects.
Taste it at a temperature of 16 ° -18 ° C. Perfect for main courses based on red meats and feathered game.