2017 La Grande Rue Grand Cru Monopole, Domaine François Lamarche

This monopole in the heart of Vosne is now undoubtedly back where it should be: among the appellation’s very finest wines. The vines average 50 year old thinks Nicole. Closed and brooding. But on the nose, there’s spice and cured meat, and a hint of dried herbs. It’s all very savoury. The palate has remarkable tension and purity. It’s dancing and fresh, so complex, with so much potential, but currently wound up like a spring. The length gives a hint of how far this will go.

10 available
Case, 3 Bottles - 75cl
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  • Region & country
    La Grande Rue (Grand Cru), Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2030
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2017 La Grande Rue Grand Cru Monopole, Domaine François Lamarche
Domaine François Lamarche

Whilst most of us receive crockery, the second Henri Lamarche was given La Grande Rue vineyard for his wedding present. It was only elevated to Grand Cru status in 1992, due to Henri’s fear of having to pay extra tax had he applied for the designation in 1936. This is an estate with an enviable set of vineyards, and under the control of cousins Nicole, the winemaker, and Nathalie, who looks after the commercial side, Lamarche are back where they belong, near the top of the Vosne Romanée tree.

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