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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Vosne-Romanée, village in the Côte de Nuits district of Burgundy’s côte d’or producing arguably the finest red wines made anywhere from Pinot Noir grapes (see map under burgundy). As well as excellent wines at village and premier cru level, there are six grand cru vineyards, three of which share the name Romanée, the suffix to which Vosne was hyphenated in 1866.

The grands crus are Romanée-Conti, La Romanée, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée-St-Vivant, and La Grande Rue. Between them they produce, with Musigny and Chambertin, the greatest wines of the Côte de Nuits. They have more finesse than any other but to this is allied as much power and stuffing as their nearest rivals.