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Prieure Roch Le Cloud Ladoix Rouge - Burgundy

Prieure Roch Le Cloud Ladoix Rouge 2018 - Burgundy

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Domaine Prieure Roch
Region: France
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

$225.00: as part of any six
$250.00: single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 2 bottles.


Les Clous is a name with a very old history in Vosne; in this case the name is taken for a blend of three village lieu-dits, Le Pré de la Folie, La Colombière and Aux Champs-Perdrix. The vines are relatively young, being planted in the 1980’s.

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Our notes

For all you Burghounds and Prieure Roch fans out there, we have just received a tiny allocation of this extremely rare cult Burgundy producers 2017’s. As a disclaimer from us, unfortunately due to this producers policy of not allowing any press visits to the Domaine, tasting notes are scarce and hard to come by.

We have however received the following information from our Prieure Roch importer. 

"The vintage in 2017 was a much welcomed return to a healthy and calm season after the extreme low yields of the 2016 harvest. Mr Yannick Champ who is the general manager and winemaker at the estate says it was the healthiest harvest he has seen since he started at the Domaine in 2002 & the quality of the fruit was superb. The wines have for many years been regarded as cult wines by Sommeliers & Collectors around the world and this of course was initially garnered by the relationship of the founder Mr Henri Roch and his role as the Co director of Domaine de la Romanée Conti.  
 
The staunch dedication of the Domaine since its inception in 1988 to practice organic viticulture and ferment with 100% whole bunches and use sulphur only at bottling to then create such unique wines from some of Burgundy’s most hallowed sites is what has made the wines of Domaine Prieure Roch so interesting and thought provoking."

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Producers notes

The Domaine:
The origins of Domaine Prieure Roch can be traced to 1966 when Mlle Marey-Monge leased her family’s vines in Romanée Saint-Vivant to the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – the option of ‘first refusal’ (should the holdings of the Marey-Monge estate come-up for sale) was exercised in 1988 when her heirs the Neyroud family finally sold to the Domaine. This purchase required funds beyond the reserves of the domaine so financing involved selling their vines in Echézeaux and a smaller amount in Grands Echézeaux, but retaining the use of the land on a renewable 30 year lease. The domaine also owned several plots of vines around Vosne; Henry Roch decided that he would buy these parcels himself.

Henry recounted that he found himself in an unusual position in 1988 – he now owned vines in his own right, but there were certain issues arising; first he had no premises – well, only a small cabotte in Vosne (Cape Canaveral!) – and second he had no clients! Then what should he call the domaine? Domaine Roch implied a little too much self-importance and the name already seemed well covered by other businesses in France. One day Henry happened to see a wooden case of Bordeaux with the name Château Prieuré-Lychine and he thought – why not? – Prieure Roch (the priory Roch) had a nice ring to it.

Parcels of vines were acquired here and there, some purchased, some ‘en fermage’ – premises were found in Nuits – a former garage was converted and is still quite visible as you drive through the centre of town, it’s large doors fashioned as giant oak barrels. More recently additional premises were found in Prémeaux – additional barrel cellars and a fantastic dining hall for the team. In contrast to the ostentation of the entrance to the premises in Nuits, in Prémeaux you need to look out only for the spray-painted arrow and number 6 on a gate to point you the ‘head office’!  

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