Region : Côte de Nuits
Village : Vosne-Romanée
Appellation : Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru
Average vine age : 30 years
Soil : Clay and iron
Vosne-Romanée, famous the world over for its Grand Crus, also produces some Premier Crus capable of competing with the best. The iron-based soil just north of Nuits Saint-Georges is absolutely ideal for the growing of Pinot Noir. The grapes reach their maximum maturity and it is by means of a traditional vinification that the lively perfumes and great fruit character are released. This wine needs bottle ageing to fully realise its potential. The vineyard of « Les Petits Monts » is situated at the top of the hill, which explains its name.
Average yield : 38 hl/ha
Harvest : Hand picked
Fermentation : Traditional in open vats
Ageing : 10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 40% new
Barrels : Louis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted.
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Petits Monts” 2009 – Wine Enthusiast – October 2011 – 90/100
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru “Les Petits Monts” 2009 – Burghound.com – May 2011 – 91/100