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Vosne-Romanée "Les Petits Monts"

Premier Cru

For viticultural purposes, the adjacent communes of Vosne-Romanée and Flagey-Echézeaux are considered to be one.  Taken separately, Vosne-Romanée covers 388 acres and Flagey-Echézeaux 177 acres, but all the village level and premier cru vineyards of the latter fall under the Vosne-Romanée and Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru appellations; only the grands crus of Flagey-Echézeaux bear the commune name.    The fourteen premier cru vineyards cover just over 141 acres: eleven of these are in Vosne, two are in Flagey, and one is split between the two, with total acreage of 113 and 28 acres, respectively, in each commune. Les Petits Monts is a small, 9 acre vineyard just up-slope from Richebourg. 

Mounir Saouma says about "Les Petits Monts" that it is not far from "Les Suchots", and on top of Richebourg, with a poor, dry soil.  It is in character the opposite of "Les Suchots", which is colored and tannic - it is a subtle and very fine wine, which shows little tannin, more floral notes and more of a St-Vivant character.

   
Vosne-Romanée "Les Petits Monts" label