Domaine de la Romanee Conti

Region: Burgundy

Domaine de la Romanee Conti

Region: Burgundy

At the highest echelon of quality and flavor is Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, a producer of top-notch wine in Burgundy, France. Also known as their abbreviation, DRC is a wine dynasty, respected far and wide by connoisseurs and aficionados. Those who can, lack reservations about spending thousands of dollars to enjoy its aromatic flavor and silky tannin texture. DRC is arguably one of the finest wines producers in the world. 

For approximately 400 years, the land that now belongs to the de Villaine and Leroy families was passed through hands who left their marks on the vineyard. The name Romanée was given to the original vineyard by the de Croonembourg family, who purchased the land in 1631. Conti was tacked on in 1760, named after French Nobleman Louis François, prince of Conti, who won the land in a bidding war. Approximately 100 years later, Jacques-Marie Duvault-Blochet purchased the Romanée-Conti and converted it into the vineyard that is revered today.

It has since passed down through the Duvault-Blochet's relatives. After one-half of the family sold their shares, it became co-owned by the Leroy family. Relatives on each side maintain the land and continue to carefully harvest quality grapes in this rich wine region. 

Seven Grand Cru red wines produced from Pinot Noir grapes make up the bulk of the DRC wine. Their one white wine they make available for sale, Montrachet, is produced from Chardonnay. Each of these wines is a delight, but the most popular individual choice is the Romanée-Conti, named after its very own producer. Getting your hands on one of these bottles is a rarity to be savored (if the opportunity arises). Part of the reason why these wines cost so much is the low supply rate; Romanée-Conti only produces hundreds of cases (approximately 450), annually, which sell very quickly and may be held for years. The second best wine is La Tâche, which may be a bit easier to find than the former, but is still a treat for special and rare occasions.

The stable of DRC is rounded out with Romanee St Vivant, Richebourg, Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux, and the recently acquired Corton. A small amount of Premier Cru wine is made, however it is mostly kept in house, as is a tiny amount of Batard Montrachet.

 

Domaine de la Romanee Conti Wine Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Romanee Conti 2005 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 3 banded owc Bottle (9) ... (Total: 9 Btls. )
Romanee Conti 2005 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 3 banded owcBottle (9)... (Total: 9 Btls. )
Lot 371
Auction 5362
Friday, September 8, 2017
$152,500.00
Romanee Conti 2006 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 9 in banded owcs Bottle (11) ... (Total: 11 Btls. )
Romanee Conti 2006 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 9 in banded owcsBottle (11)... (Total: 11 Btls. )
Lot 373
Auction 5362
Friday, September 8, 2017
$146,400.00
Romanee Conti 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti banded owc Methuselah (1) ... (Total: 1 Meth. )
Romanee Conti 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti banded owcMethuselah (1)... (Total: 1 Meth. )
Lot 390
Auction 5183
Saturday, March 22, 2014
$85,400.00
Romanee Conti 2007 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1lscl, #00974, 01315, 01329, 01350, 01351, 01834 Bottle (6) ... (Total: 6...
Romanee Conti 2007 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 1lscl, #00974, 01315, 01329, 01350, 01351, 01834Bottle (6)... (Total: 6 Btls. )
Lot 136
Auction 5163
Friday, December 13, 2013
$59,475.00
La Tache 1990 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 4lbsl, 1sos, #00617-00619, 01571-01573, 11057, 11059, 11060, 11064, 11065... (...
La Tache 1990 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 4lbsl, 1sos, #00617-00619, 01571-01573, 11057, 11059, 11060, 11064, 11065... (Total: 12 Btls. )
Lot 437
Auction 5102
Friday, December 2, 2011
$53,775.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
La Tache 1965 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 8cm, lbsl, #04846, great color Bottle (1) ... (Total: 1 Btl. )
La Tache 1965 Domaine de la Romanee Conti 8cm, lbsl, #04846, great colorBottle (1)... (Total: 1 Btl. )
Lot 981
Auction 5321
Friday, October 13, 2017
$800.00
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Echezeaux 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti lbsl Bottle (1)
Echezeaux 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti lbslBottle (1)

Auction 5322
Friday, December 1, 2017

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Grands Echezeaux 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti lbsl Bottle (1)
Grands Echezeaux 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti lbslBottle (1)

Auction 5322
Friday, December 1, 2017

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La Tache 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti lbsl Bottle (1)
La Tache 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti lbslBottle (1)

Auction 5322
Friday, December 1, 2017

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Romanee St. Vivant 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti lbsl, ssos Bottle (1)
Romanee St. Vivant 2002 Domaine de la Romanee Conti lbsl, ssosBottle (1)

Auction 5322
Friday, December 1, 2017

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Open for bidding around November 13

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