“Romain Taupenot's wine style is one of elegance and purity, with a base of finesse rather than power."
The soils in Côte de Nuits result on the consequences of the uplift of the Alps and the collapse of the plain of the Saône. The vines are mainly planted on limestone slopes. At the summit sits the famous "stone of premeaux", giving Romanée-Conti, Richeboug, and La Tâche outstanding wines. The soils are formed of calcareous scree, limestone, and red silt with a large diversity of terroir contributing to the typicality of the Côte de Nuits wines.
A Passionate Lineage
The roots of the family estate go back to the 1760s. Today’s superb vineyard holdings in Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey- St-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny were united by the marriage of two winemaking families three generations ago. Romain Taupenot and his sister Virginie are the 7th generation to continue the family tradition. Parcels include significant pieces of both Charmes-Chambertin, Mazoyères-Chambertin and a great line-up of 1er Cru including Combe d’Orveau in Chambolle-Musigny.