A Rare Peek Inside the World's Most Exclusive Wine Domaine in Burgundy

on 10/10/10 at 7:38 pm


At No. 1, Rue Derrière le Four in Vosne-Romanée, the midafternoon sun catches the courtyard, casting a shadow across its white-washed walls, briefly illuminating a small oval-shaped plaque that sits atop a pair of burgundy-colored gates. Against the light one can just make out the letters “RC”—the one clue as to what lies behind.

It is here, sandwiched between a stone house and an outbuilding, that one finds the home of what many people regard as the world’s most sought-after and precious wine—Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Walk past and you would miss it.

It may not be the world’s grandest architectural frontage, but these initials represent two of the most bewitching names in the world of wine. There are many enchanting addresses in the vinuous landscape—Château Petrus in Bordeaux, Champagne Krug in Reims and Château d’Yquem in Sauternes—but few can compete with the mystery and allure of Romanée-Conti.

{Full story via Wall St. Journal}

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