Wine "La Tache" AOC, 2009
The taste of wine a rich, dense and harmonious, filled with fruity notes, typical of Pinot Noir. The finish is long and amazingly structured.
The aroma of wine is enough low-key, but complex, with notes of wild berries and black cherries, hints of violet and peony, cinnamon and pepper nuances.
The wine goes well with traditional meat dishes and cheeses, a dish of rabbit and game, truffles.
Wine "La Tache" is considered to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the second highest level of significance and quality, second only to the main fault domain - "Romanee-Conti". Crop for the production of this wine, which grows on the eponymous vineyard "La Tache" Grand Cru Class, which is located in Vosne-Romanée, collected only in certain years. This allows you to maintain the quality of the beverage at the highest level, although affects the amount of bottles produced. Until 1932 the size of this unique vineyard was only 1.4 hectares, but in 1932 the French government commissioned attach 4.5 hectares neighboring vineyard "Les Gaudichots" to "La Tache". Wine "La Tash" - a rich, elegant and slow ripening, which requires 15-25 years of aging.
2009 harvest was excellent, despite the rather complex vegetative period - the beginning of summer was quite rainy, which increases the risk of diseases of vines. However, grapes, having accumulated enough moisture, perfectly sustained dry period end of the summer, gaining the necessary maturity. Grapes of different amazing beauty and quality. The result is a great wine - and a harmonious equilibrium, the quality is comparable to fine wine in 1990.
Despite its high cost, the wine Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is very difficult to find because collectors around the world vying for the opportunity to supplement their collection of this extraordinary bottle of burgundy drink. All bottles of wine "La Tash" has its own individual number.
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - this winery in Burgundy, also known by the abbreviation DRC. It is recognized as one of the great producers of red and white wines, which, in turn, are among the most expensive in the world. The farm is named after a famous vineyard - Romanée-Conti (Romanée-Conti).
Manor Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is located in the heart of the Côte de Nuits, in Vosne-Romanée - one of the villages of Burgundy, which is known around the world for the great vineyards of 200 hectares surrounding the area. Two of them belong to the economy - it Romanée Conti, from which produced some of the most expensive and rare wines on the planet, and La Tache (6 hectares), which also is in exclusive possession of Domaine de la Romanee Conti.
Romanee-Conti vineyard was founded in the 15th century and originally was called Cros des Clous, it belonged to the monks of the Abbey of Saint-Vivant, who grew up here exclusively Pinot Noir. In 1631, the vineyard becomes a family Kronemburg which renames it Clous Romanee, at the same time, the family buys a nearby vineyard La Tache. In 1970 Andre de Kronemburg sells property that was the subject of a marketing war between Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV, and her worst enemy - Prince Conti. As a result, the prince won, paying a huge sum of 8,000 livres, and the vineyard becomes known as the Romanee-Conti. But during the revolution of the earth Prince were confiscated and sold at auction.
In 1869, the vineyard buys Jacques-Marie Dyuvol-Bloch, who creates the world-famous Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and acquires plots Eshezo Grand Eshezo and Richebourg. Today the estate of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, which is one of the most famous in the world, manages Aubert de Vilaine, vineyards occupy Gerard Marlow, and winery and cellars in charge Bernard Noble. There are all conditions for the production of great wines. For 25 years, the vineyards are cultivated in accordance with the principles of organic matter, and the last 10 years is also practiced and biodynamic farming. Age of vines on average 30-40 years. As a result, a small crop and late harvest born some of the most juicy, fragrant and luxurious wines of Burgundy. The wines are aged in oak barrels, exposed only once straining, bottled without filtration and clarification. Among the top 100 wines selected by renowned British magazine Decanter in 2004, three wines in the top ten were from the Domain de la Romanée-Conti!