Vosne Romanée Premier Cru La Croix Rameau
Age of the vine: 40 years old
The vineyard is situated at the bottom of Romanée Saint Vivant and is part of the “Clos des neufs journaux” that was previously owned by the monks of Saint Vivant.
It’s history is obscure and historians have no written documents to clarify things - La Croix Rameau is one of the great mysteries of Vosne Romanée...
1855 Jules Lavalle's map showing Romanée Saint Vivant all together
Echezeaux grand Cru en Orveaux
Age of the vine: was re-planted in 1959.
The Vineyard is located just above the vineyard of Clos Vougeot, and is next to Grands Crus from Chambolle Musigny which it ressembles in finesse.
Nuits Saint Georges Au Bas de Combe
Age of the vine: 90 yeards old.
Actually closer from Vosne Romanée than Nuits Saint-Georges. The 'climat' Au Bas de Combe adjoins that of Vosne Romanée Premier Cru Les Chaumes, and just down from Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru Aux Boudots.
Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru Les Cazetiers and Champeaux
Les Cazetiers: two thirds of the vineyard is more than 60 years old and one third was re-planted in 1999.
The vine is located on the border of Clos Saint Jacques, formerly considered as " première cuvée".
Champeaux: the vine was re-planted in 1981.
The Vine is planted on a walled terrace at the very north of the Gevrey Chambertin appellation.
These mid-hillside positions mean that the vineyards receive an extra 1/2 hour of sun each evening.
Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru Les Combettes
Age of the vines: 3/4 are very old (more than 80 years) and a 1/4 were replanted during the 1990’s.
The ' Climat' les Combettes is located just South of the Meursault Charmes, protected by the hamlet of Blagny to the West.
'Les Combettes' is nowadays classified as Premier Cru. However, the official classification committee designated it as 'Première Cuvée' in 1860; in this classification system it is at the same level as Chevalier Montrachet and the best parts of Batard Montrachet, which are now classified as Grand Cru. This can be seen on old maps where 'Première Cuvée is the top village appellation (pink color).