Romanee Conti DRC 2001
La Romanée-Conti Grand Cru is a monopole vineyard of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and is often singled out as Burgundy’s greatest terroir. Originally called Cros des Cloux, this hallowed vineyard has a long and illustrious history, but its more modern era began with the first new vintage bottling from DRC in 1952, after replanting of the vines in 1947-48. Domaine co-director, Aubert de Villaine, described 2001 as a “roller coaster for vignerons” and required meticulous sorting of fruit. This is a slightly less powerful and earlier drinking RC, perfect for consuming right away.