2018 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 years old thinks Nicole. Spicy and elegant, finesse yet power on the nose. It grows, with citrus fruit, cinnamon spice, pomegranate, grapefruit and fresh almonds. Such salinity on the palate, very fine and juicy, with unfurling notes of cherry, darker fruit, and spice. Complexity, volume, and length.

Limited to 6 bottles per customer

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£572.68
Case, 3 Bottles - 75cl
In stock
£1,718.04

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    La Grande Rue (Grand Cru), Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2018 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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