All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
Vosne Romanée Les Hautes-Maizières is a rare bird, located just North-East of Grand Cru Romanée Saint Vivant, with this particular parcel further up the hill in the prime zone of the climat. Jules Lavalle's seminal 1855-classification has Hautes-Maizières listed as a Deuxiéme Cuvée along with famed 1ers Aux Reignots, Les Chaumes, and Clos des Reas.
Few domaines in Burgundy have been shrouded equally in mystery and allure like that of Prieuré Roch. Henry-Frédéric Roch, the late co-director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and nephew of Lalou Bize-Leroy, established his domaine in 1988. Around this time, Henry saw a wooden box of Bordeaux's Château Prieuré-Lichine and thought thePrieuré had a nice ring to it when paired alongside his name, and thus Domaine Prieuré Roch materialized.
However, the real inception story began with DRC's acquisition of their Romanée-St-Vivant Domaine Marey-Monge parcel that they had been farming for some time. Henri purchased some vineyards from DRC to assist them in their financial endeavor, and from this his eponymous project was truly born.
Wines here begin with organic and biodynamic farmed land, 100% whole cluster fermentation, new oak influence, and next-to-zero sulphur additions. They are extremely spicy and elegant, with a beef bouillon note I find to be the real calling card of the house style.
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