Since 1797, on the prestigious terroirs of Vosne-Romanée and Vougeot, the vineyards have offered Domaine Francois Larmache their precious fruit. From these terroirs , Domaine Francois Lamarche produces fourteen different wines, including la Grande Rue, a monopole of the Estate, one of the rare grands crus of Vosne-Romanée.
The Lamarche Estate, which now boasts a total surface area of nearly 28 acres, is a family firm, whose origin goes back several generations. Integrated viticulture has been adopted for all the vineyards, and both the terroir and history are expressed in the wines. They all have in common that elegance which combines exceptional balance and a delicate nose.
Handpicked and 80-100% destemmed before vinification, the Francois Lamarche Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru underwent 16 to 20 months barrel maturation before bottling. The wine is unfined and unfiltered.
A background whiff of wood sets off the very fresh aromas of red and dark berry, earth and a hint of leather. The rich, full-bodied and very serious flavours possess solid size and weight along with excellent drive on the powerful and youthfully austere if decidedly linear finish. Like the Les Cras, the Francois Larmache Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has great aging potential and will flesh out in time.