Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is the most famous wine estate in all of Burgundy, if not the world. The domaine, commonly known as DRC, is co-owned by the de Villaine and Leroy families. The de Villaine half is shared among 10 different family members, while on the other side Lalou Bize-Leroy and her sister Pauline Roch-Leroy each own 25 percent of the domaine. Those two families also look after 25 hectares of some of the most famous Burgundy crus. Thus, the client must aqcuire the wines of the domains by boxes of twelve, which means one bottle of Romanée-Conti
among 11 bottles of other domains.
All DRC wines are grand cru quality, including one white wine (Le Montrachet) and six reds (Romanee-Conti, La Tache, Romanee St. Vivant, Richebourg, Grands Echezeaux and Echezeaux). Both Romanee-Conti and La Tache are monopole sites, that is, the domaine owns the vineyard in its entirety. The plot Romanée-Conti was traced during the XVth century, and maybe earliest in the XIIth century by the monks of Saint-Viviant. You must imagine the Pinot Noir the monks collected in Burgundy forests and very carefully selected; any how it does not give satisfactory results any where, except there.