Vosne-Romanée Les Petits Monts is a delightful vineyard, and on my way through this fine terroir I have reached the Domaine Robert Sirugue holdings in the upper parts of Les Petits-Monts.
Sirugue is another of the larger owners and a producer that has improved tremendously within the last decade.
Wine and people – The connection to the Jayer family
The Jayer family is large and quite many of the Domaine in Vosne are owned by families somehow related to the Jayer family … one could mention producers like Grivot, Tremblay, Georges Noellat, Cacheaux, Emmanuel Rouget …
The Sirugue domaine belongs to the Jean Francois Jayer (1869 – ?) part of the Jayer family. Jean Francois Jayer was the oldest brother of Eugene Louis Jayer (1884 – ?) – the father of Henri Jayer (1922 – 2006).
Jean Francois Jayer was married to Jeanne Marchand (1870 – 1953) and the couple had two children – a son Louis and a daughter Jeanne. The son Louis had two daughters Jacqueline and Yvonne – where Yvonne was married to Jean Grivot – the father of Etienne Grivot of Domaine Grivot in Vosne-Romanee3.
The daughter Jeanne married a Sirugue – thus introducing the name Sirugue into the “Jayer” family. The couple had a daughter, Marthe, who was married to a Lamadon3
On the other side of the Sirugue family, Jules Sirugue (1887 – ?) and his wife had a daughter Suzanne (1922 – 2010) who was married to Francois Gerbet. Lastly they had a son Robert (1934 – ), who is the father of the current management of the current generation.
The current generation is Marie-France Wilmotte (born Sirugue) and her brother Jean-Louis Sirugue who are now running the estate with the help from their children.
Arnaud Sirugue, the son of Jean-Louis Sirugue, is married to Sophie Noëllat of Domaine Michel Noëllat, and is now working both for Domaine Robert Sirugue and is also starting a negociant with his wife – Arnaud et Sophie.
Vosne-Romanée Les Petits-Monts
Petits-Monts is a medium size 1er cru – in total 3.67 ha – located above Richebourg – going from the top of the grand crus to the top of the hill – see map below.
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