Domaine Prieuré Roch Vosne Romanee Premier Cru 'Les Suchots'
In 1988 Henri-Frédéric Roch, co-director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and grandson of Henri Leroy, decided to create his own exclusive domaine from some of DRC’s choicest parcels in Vosne-Romanée.
The vineyards are treated organically and hold only old vines (30-100 years), the domaine harvesting as late as possible in several tries, to maximise fruit and phenolic ripeness. The wines are vinified naturally, with whole bunch fermentation and punching down by foot, followed by no fining, no filtration and very light use of sulphur.
The resulting wines have a special purity and complexity which is hard to encapsulate. Vibrant, fresh aromatics and very bright acidity are balanced by superbly ripe, sophisticated fruit and spice flavours. Like the wines of other great minimal-interventionist producers (Vincenzo Abruzzese at Valdicava, for example), they can be enjoyed young but are also capable of long-term cellaring.
Stylistically they offer a unique balance of vigour and wisdom and (unsurprisingly given the calibre of their vineyards) the quality is always outstanding.
Representing 13.08 ha from the 220 hectares of the vinyards of Vosne Romanée, the climat (plot) “Les Suchots” is classed as Premier Cru. The name “suchots” derives from “souches”, the woods which have centuries ago made way for the vines. Situated on the gently sloping hillside of Vosne, below Les Beaumonts and Aux Brûlées, next to Les Echezeaux-Clos Saint Deni, Les Suchots of Domaine Prieuré Roch covers a plot of 1.02 hectares, which has been replanted some thirty or so years ago.
|Grower||Domaine Prieuré Roch|
|Duty Paid / In Bond||In Bond|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Smooth Red|
Domaine Prieuré Roch
The personal domaine of Romanée-Conti’s director
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