La Tâche is a small grand cru vineyard in the village of Vosne-Romanée, at the heart of Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. It covers 6 hectares (15 acres) of land planted to Pinot Noir, and is a monopole of the iconic Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. The single wine made at La Tâche is full-bodied and structured, and is one of the most expensive and sought-after wines in the world.
The vineyard occupies a very particular spot on the mid-slope of the Côte d’Or, at the very southern end of Vosne-Romanée. Its only grand cru neighbor is the La Grande Rue vineyard, which has only had grand cru status since 1992. The Aux Malconsorts Premier Cru vineyard separates La Tâche from the commune border with Nuits-Saint-Georges.
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DRC as it is commonly known, is easily Burgundy’s best-known and most collectible wine producer. Based in the Burgundy village of Vosne-Romanée, the domaine makes wines from eight different grand cru vineyards that span the length of the Côte d’Or. The most famous comes from the eponymous Romanée-Conti vineyard, and on average is the most expensive wine in the world.
The domaine makes mostly Pinot Noir-based wines from 28 hectares (69 acres) of grand cru vineyard – represented alongside Romanée-Conti are La Tache, Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Richebourg in Vosne-Romanée; Corton-Bressandes, Corton Clos du Roi and Corton Renardes in Corton; and Échezeaux and Grands Échezeaux. Le Montrachet and Batard-Montrachet in the Côte de Beaune make DRC’s only Chardonnay-based white wines.