⭐️Burgundy is a region in France famous for its world-class red and white wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. It's no small feat to determine the best producers in Burgundy.⭐️
🍷Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Also known as "Drc," it is the most renowned and prestigious estate in Burgundy. The Domaine consistently appears on the list of the world's most expensive wines. The estate is owned by the de Villaine and Leroy families and the Roch family, and it exclusively produces wines of great prestige. In exceptional years, they also produce a premier cru. The estate covers 25 hectares of vineyards, including the 1.8-hectare monopoly of La Romanée Conti. It produces seven red wines and one white.
Probably the largest white wine "domaine" in Burgundy and a benchmark for the best Chardonnay. Domaine Leflaive is a family estate created by Joseph Leflaive, who embraced biodynamic principles. The late Anne-Claude Leflaive, a pioneer of biodynamics in the region, further advanced the estate. It is now managed by Brice de la Morandiere. Leflaive has 22 hectares of vineyards, including five hectares of Grands Crus vineyards such as Chevalier Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet, Bâtard Bienvenues Montrachet, and Le Montrachet, as well as 10 hectares of Premiers Crus.
🍷Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils
Another legendary family-run estate that has experienced consistent popularity and price increases in recent years. Located in Côte d'Or, the domaine possesses old vines in Gevrey-Chambertin, half of which are Grand Cru. The estate was founded in the early 1900s by Armand Rousseau. After Armand's death, his son Charles took over, expanding the holdings and creating a worldwide reputation. Today, Charles and his son Eric manage the estate. They have a vineyard of 15.33 hectares.
A relatively young estate that has been growing in popularity year after year. With just ten hectares and vines under 30 years old, it also has three Grands Crus: Chambertin, Mazis Chambertin, and Charmes Chambertin. Bernard Dugat leads the estate. Their Chambertin can retail for over $1,500 per bottle depending on the vintage. However, it is almost impossible to find as they produce only 220 to 270 bottles.
Owned by the former director of Romanée-Conti and current shareholder, Lalou Bize-Leroy. Bize-Leroy left the Rdc board in 1992 after previously acquiring Domaine Charles No'llat in 1988 and changing its name to Domaine Leroy. The domaine practices rigorous biodynamic principles and has cellars in Vosne-Romanée. Lalou Bize-Leroy owns 23 hectares of vineyards and produces wines from the Grands Crus of Chambertin, Clos de la Roche, Corton Renardes, Romanée-Saint-Vivant, Richebourg, Clos Vougeot, Musigny, Clos de la Roche, Latricières-Chambertin, and Le Chambertin. Latricières-Chambertin costs $2,000 per bottle, with only 600 bottles.