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La Tâche AOC

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The Grand Cru location is in the Burgundian community of Vosne-Romanée in the Burgundian Côte d'Or area. The name means "laborious work" (having to make an effort). In 1791 the legendary vineyard was purchased by Claude Marey from the Liger-Belair family, one of the largest and oldest wine trading houses in Burgundy. In 1924, the area was extended to include the premier cru Les Gaudichots, and when the Grand Cru Romanée-Conti was replanted in 1945, the vines of La Tâche were used as a basis. Up to this point, the vines in both sites had not been grafted and were fought against phylloxera with carbon disulphide in the so-called cultural method. Both sites were then replanted with grafted vines and the first wines were not produced until 1952.

Grand-Cru-Lage La Tâche
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Since 1933, La Tâche has been the sole property(monopoly) of the famous Domaine de la Romanée-Conti winery. The vineyard comprises six hectares of slightly sloping vineyards, some of which are planted with vines over 50 years old. These are located at an altitude of 255 to 300 metres above sea level on loamy-calcareous Rendzina soil with numerous limestone screes. The red wine, which is mainly made from Pinot Noir with small portions of Pinot Beurot(Pinot Gris) and Pinot Liébault (and theoretically also Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc), is one of the best and most expensive in the world. It unfolds its potential only after 15 years at the earliest and can be stored for decades.

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