The mighty Richebourg from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is one of the top wines of Burgundy allthough it’s only number four or five in the impressive DRC lineup.
While both Romanee Saint-Vivant and La Tâche have entered the DRC holdings within the last century, the DRC holdings in Richebourg dates even longer back in the Burgundian history.
The holdings in Richebourg are large and quite diverse with plots in both the southern and northern end of the terroir – with some of the plots going from the bottom of the vineyard to the very top of Les Richebourg.
Lets take a closer look at the terroirs included in the Domain de la Romanee-Conti Richebourg.
Richebourg – one vineyard two climates
It’s somewhat unclear when the name Richebourg was first used, but documents show that the term Richebourg was used as early as 1512 according to Jean-François Bazin.
Richebourg today includes two climats – Les Richebourg 5.05 ha (the original part) and Les Verroilles ou Richebourg 2.98 ha – in total 8.03 ha. – see map below.
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti own plots in both of the Richebourg climates.
The current owners on Richebourg
Today Richebourg is devided between 11 owners, with Domaine de la Romanee-Conti as the main and principal owner in both Les Richebourg and Les Verroilles.
- Domaine de la Romanee Conti – 3.511 ha
- Domaine Leroy – 0.78 ha
- Gros Frere et Soeur – 0.69 ha
- A.F. Gros – 0.60 ha
- Anne Gros – 0.60 ha
- Thibault Liger-Belair – 0.55 ha
- Meo-Camuzet – 0.35 ha
- Jean Grivot – 0.32 ha
- Mongeard Mugneret – 0.31 ha
- Hudelot-Noellat – 0.28 ha
- Frantin – 0.07 ha
On the map below I have attached ownership to the different parts on Richebourg.
The Domaine de la Romanee Conti holdings
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti owns 8 plots on Richebourg with a total area of 3.511 ha.
They have 5 plots in the southern section of Les Richebourg on the border to Romanee-Conti and La Romanee – with a total area of 1.2972 ha (1 on the map below). The second group of plots is located in the northern part of Les Richebourg – including two plots – covering 1.2768 ha (2 on the map below)
Lastly they have one plot in the bottom of Les Verroilles sous Richebourg – covering 0.9370 ha (3 on the map below).