The Vosne-Romanee appellation is famous for it’s old grand cru monopoles – Romanee-Conti and La Romanee. There are however other monopoles in Vosne-Romanee, and while La Tâche and La Grande Rue are prominent monopoles today – they are in fact relatively new as they were formed in the 1930s.
There are a few village monopole – Clos du Chateau, Clos Goilotte are monopoles, but they were used as gardens for the two Vosne Chateaus for many years – and was converted to vineyards in the 1960s and 1970s.
The only 1er cru monopole in Vosne-Romanee is Clos des Réas owned by the Gros Family since 1860 and now a part of Domaine Michel Gros.
Clos de Réas is located in the southern end of the Vosne-Romanne appellation just next to the area I like to call the twilight zone between Vosne-Romanee and Nuits-Saint-Georges.
So lets take a closer look at Clos des Réas ..
Vosne-Romanee Clos des Réas
Clos des Réas is a 2.1245 ha vineyard surrounded by a very tall stone wall .. a true Clos in the original Burgundian meaning of the word.