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Richebourg Grand Cru 1999 Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur

Richebourg Grand Cru 1999 Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur
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Product Code: CN2257

Level: Into Neck

Label: Good

Region: Côte de Nuits                             Vintage: 1999

Appellation: Richebourg Grand Cru     Grape: Pinot Noir

Producer: Bernard Gros                         Format: 75cl

Richebourg is often regarded as the most opulent Vosne-Romanée Grand Cru. The AOC appellation was created in 1936 and today includes

the two climats of Les Richebourg (5.05 ha) and Les Verroilles ou Richebourg (2.98 ha). Lying above Romanée-Saint-Vivant with only a narrow

vineyard track separating it from La Romanée and Romanée-Conti, the position is ideal. East facing on a gentle incline at an altitude of 260 to

280 metres, Richebourg's soils are very shallow, hardly ever deeper than 30 centimetres and composed of limestone scree deposits mixed with

excellent clays. The soil rests on a substratum of hard limestone from the Middle Jurassic period. Richebourg is a great terroir shared between 

11 owners who produce wines of almost uniformly high quality.

Extremely ripe with powerful black fruit, wood toast and Vosne spice aromas with tannic, robust flavors yet good finesse on the long finish.

This makes a firm statement and has good size to go with the penetrating fruit.

Tasted: Jan 01, 2002 / Score: 90

Allen Meadows, Burghound.com