Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, commonly known as DRC, has a prestigious Burgundy Grand Cru classification. Its illustrious peers in this class include Chateau de la Tour in Clos Vougeot and Domaine Leroy in Musigny.
- Vintages with 100 point scores: 1929, 1962, 1985, 1999, 2005, 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2020.
- Most popular for: Complexity and longevity, notably the Romanée-Conti and La Tâche labels.
- Highest achievement: Known for having some of the most expensive wines sold at auctions globally.
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti dates back to 1232 and has undergone various ownerships. The estate is currently co-owned by the de Villaine and Roch families. Aubert de Villaine, the co-owner and winemaker, is renowned for his precision and commitment to biodynamic principles.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
Nestled in the heart of Burgundy, DRC's vineyards span just over 4.4 hectares but produce wines of unparalleled complexity. The soil, rich in limestone and clay, provides a unique terroir that's expressed elegantly in each bottle. DRC is also known for its low yield, ensuring the highest concentration of flavors.
Aging & Investment Value
DRC wines are legendary for their aging potential, often peaking after several decades. For collectors, acquiring a DRC is not just a purchase; it's an investment that appreciates in both financial and sensory value.