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Appellation Romanée-Conti

"Rare", "exceptional", "incomparable"... quite simply the greatest wine in Burgundy.

The most expensive wine in the world comes from Burgundy

There’s no shortage of superlatives to describe this jewel of the Côte de Nuits. Expert oenologists and enlightened connoisseurs agree that it is the greatest wine of Burgundy. Its reputation is international and potential buyers are flocking to it, an unstoppable recipe for making it the most expensive wine in the world.

Nails for the Prince

The origins of this vineyard can be traced back to the priory of St Vivant, which owned it in the Middle Ages, when it was known as “Cros des Cloux”.

The parcel took the name “Romanée” around 1651, although we don’t really know why…

Prince Louis-François de Bourbon-Conti bought it in 1760, but it wasn’t until 1794 that the name “Romanée-Conti” appeared.

The prestigious cru is now farmed by Domaine de la Romanée Conti, the lucky sole owner of this “petit-grand cru” covering 1,8140 hectares… Production averages 6,000 bottles a year. These bottles contain a long-ageing wine, to be jealously guarded for twenty to forty years.

The color is a dark ruby, turning to carmine with age. The bouquet initially recalls red and black berries, but also violets, spices and undergrowth as it ages. On the palate, a subtle balance between power and sensuality.

A colossal wine, made from one of the smallest plots in the Burgundy vineyards…

Did you know?

Bottles of Romanée Conti are still sold individually, accompanied by a mix of 12 other grand cru references, among the prestigious appellations of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: échezeaux, grands échezeaux, romanée-saint-vivant, richebourg and la tâche.