Join us for this in depth look at two of the leading Vosne-Romanée Grands Crus – Richebourg and Romanée-St-Vivant. In fact, if you take away the monopoles – Romanée-Conti, La Romanée, and La Tâche, then these are the top grands crus to compare one producer and another.
For Romanée-St-Vivant we have chosen the leaders, DRC, Leroy, Sylvain Cathiard, Arnoux, and J.J. Confuron, and for Richebourg, again DRC and Leroy, as well as Méo-Camuzet, Anne Gros, Hudelot-Noëllat, and Jean Grivot.
Also, we have selected only three vintages within which to make the comparisons. All three vintages are ready to drink.
It will be fun to see the high quality and contrasting style of DRC and Leroy, but it is also really interesting to see how these other examples perform – usually at dinners like this one there can be some surprises. What will the surprises be tonight?
Finally, by focusing on just these two vineyards, we can deepen our appreciation of their differences. Asked years ago to describe and contrast the character of these two vineyards, Lalou Bize-Leroy, and Aubert and Henri de Villaine responded that Romanée-St-Vivant was about delicacy, femininity, seduction and perfume, while Richebourg was about great power, explosiveness (in youth) and intensity.
Is that how we will find these wines tonight? Let’s share the experience together at this intimate dinner.
WINES TO BE SERVED:
2000 Richebourg, Domaine de la Romanée Conti
2000 Richebourg, Domaine Leroy
2000 Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Domaine de la Romanée Conti
2000 Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Domaine Leroy
1995 Richebourg, Domaine Méo-Camuzet
1995 Richebourg, Domaine Anne Gros
1995 Richebourg, Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat
2007 Richebourg, Domaine Jean Grivot
2007 Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Domaine Sylvain Cathiard
2007 Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Domaine Robert Arnoux
2007 Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Domaine J.J. Confuron