Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the most prestigious wine estate in Burgundy, based in Vosne-Romanée. ‘The Domaine’, as it is frequently called, is co-owned by the de Villaine and leroy families and produces only grand cru wines: one white, Le montrachet, and six reds: Romanée-Conti and La Tâche (both monopoles of the domaine), Richebourg, Romanée-St-Vivant, Échezeaux, and Grands Échezeaux. For more details of individual wines, see vosne-romanée and échezeaux. The Domaine is the exception to the law according to which no estate in Burgundy may be named after a specific vineyard. Its wines are notable for their richness and longevity.