Richebourg is one of the six grand cru sites in the hallowed village of Vosne-Romanée, in Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits. It is one of the larger sites in the village, and is famous for its full-bodied, muscular style of Pinot Noir. Richebourg wines are in fact some of the most opulent from Vosne-Romanée, exhibiting earthy characters along with dense fruit, and they are capable of being cellared for many years.
The climat is Vosne-Romanée’s northernmost grand cru, situated on the midslope of the Côte d’Or. It sits immediately adjacent to the La Romanée and Romanée-Conti sites, and the Romanée-Saint-Vivant climat is on the slopes below. The famous Cros Parantoux Premier Cru vineyard, often considered to be worthy of grand cru status, is on the slopes above Richebourg.
The name Richebourg literally means “rich town”, but how the vineyard acquired the name is not clear. The 8-hectare (20-acre) site is the second-largest grand cru in Vosne-Romanée, just slightly smaller than Romanee-Saint-Vivant
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, or 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.