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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Vosne-Romanée

Vosne-Romanée wine is produced in the commune of Vosne-Romanée in Côte de Nuits of Burgundy, France - as well as in the neighbouring commune of Flagey-Échezeaux. The (AOC designation since 1936) Vosne-Romanée may only be used for red wine with Pinot Noir as the main grape. There are a total of 15 Premier Cru vineyards in the two communes, as well as six Grand Cru vineyards in Vosne-Romanée and two in Flagey-Échezeaux. These Grand Cru vineyards include Burgundy's most iconic, sought-after and expensive red wines, with Romanée-Conti of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti at the top.
There is no Flagey-Échezeaux appellation; the village and Premier Cru vineyards of this commune are part of the Vosne-Romanée AOC/AOP. In 2009, approx 150 hectares of vineyard area was in production for Vosne-Romanée wine at village and Premier Cru level, annually producing almost 900,000 bottles.

 

Mostly towards the east of the town are the vineyards that are only entitled to the village appellation. These produce wines which balance, depth, richness and elegance; often described as silky, they are usually marked by finesse and perfume which, together with their natural power, age very well. The Premier Crus in Vosne are mainly exposed to either the east or south-east aspect, with quality consistently high, but with marked differences in style.
The style of Vosne-Romanée wines is often described as a combination of elegance and power. The best and most expensive Grand Cru wines of this village are often seen as the ultimate expression of Pinot Noir: Vosne, known as ‘the pearl of the cote’ - the vineyards located here are the choice of its greatest Crus: Romanée and Richebourg, Tache and Suchots, noble wines of power, velvet and exquisite grace. Wines which are rich, austere, masculine and aristocratic - combine a delicate but well-defined bouquet, a stylish, velvety depth of flavour and a lingering but firm finish. These wines often require significant cellaring to fully develop.


 

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