Prieuré Roch’s Nuits are all about richness and opulence. In contrast, the Vosne charms you with its elegance, purity and subtlety. There’s lots of mineral here, violets and stunning freshness. It is super-precise with an impressively persistent finish. This is my personal pick of the Premier Crus.
Domaine Prieuré Roch is a Burgundy producer with vineyard holdings throughout the Côte d'Or but mostly concentrated in Nuit-Saint-Goerges. The vineyards are all managed using organic farming practices. The domaine has also gained a reputation for its strict low yield productions that were enforced in the early 1990s. Vines now produce roughly 18 hectoliters per hectare, in contrast with many grand cru AOC regulations that allow for up to 35 hectoliters. The winery harvests and ferments the grapes whole-cluster in every vintage. It also works to encourage fermentation from naturally occurring yeasts, highlighting those that occur uniquely in different vineyards of the domaine.