[Wine] 1988 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache Grand Cru, Burgund

damier wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Sep 14 03:07:11 CDT 2011

DRC, as it is affectionately known, has been synonymous with the pinnacle of Burgundy for a long time. Its history, or more accurately, the history of its two most famous vineyards, La Tache and La Romanée-Conti, go back to the 13th century. Guess Handbags Sale (http://www.guesshandbagswholesale.com/)In 1232 in the little town of Vosne, the Abbey of St. Vivant bought about four acres of Pinot Noir vineyard. The monks quietly made their wine for the next 400 years, until, for reasons unknown, the vineyard was sold to de Croonembourg family, who, for equally obscure reasons, renamed it La Romanée. At the same time,Guess Handbags Clearance (http://www.guesshandbagswholesale.com/) this family acquired the already well known neighboring vineyard named La Tache, whose name translates to "the spot" or "the stain." 

These two vineyards were sold again in 1760, and famously prompted a bidding war between two lifelong rivals: Madame de Pompadour, the well known mistress of King Louis XV of France, and Louis François Ier de Bourbon, also known as the Prince de Conti. You can guess who won.

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