La Maison Romane, Vosne Romanée

Oronce, born 1978 in Paris decided to leave the city life in 2005 and moved to an ancient house in Vosne-Romanée. The house – Maison Roman – is an old house that dates back to the thirteenth century. Oronce has always been passionate about Burgundy and its different terroirs, so he followed his dream to make great, natural wines by creating his own small vinery in his old cellar.

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 Oronce buys grapes from friends that farms organically but mainly using biodynamic methods. He plows the vineyards himself though with Prosper and Quatro, his horses. The work is widespread in numerous sites, from Marsannay to Chambolle, all to be able to show the diversity of the terroirs. The vineyards consists mainly of old vines and the selection of fruit is really strict, nearly German.

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Except from his horses, he also has a bunch of Pigs from which he makes super good, natural charcuteries from, some cows and hens to make sure to be properly nourished.

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He ferments all his reds in whole cluster to obtain finesse, dense fruit and fine aromatics. The whites have a deep fruit, fresh acidity and mineral finish. All with an energy high and intense.

2018 Hautes Côtes Nuits Blanc

Soil: White marl and clay, 1 plot in Villars-Fontaine
Grape: Chardonnay
Appellation: Bourgogne Hauts-Côtes de Nuits
Age of Vines: Planted 1986
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation for 3 months in old barriques, then removed from the gros lees and continuously aged for 10 months in oak barrels, mainly old.


2009, 2010, 2011 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Soil: Kimmeridgian subsoils covered by a deep, clay-limestone topsoil full of tiny, fossilized oyster shells.
Grape: Chardonnay
Appellation: AOC Chablis Grand Cru
Age of Vines: Planted 1949-1969
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting, then aged for 18 months in old 228-liter barriques. After bottling these wines, they were left for continuous bottle ageing. We are very excited to be able to offer the older vintages that Oronce has aged in his cold cellar.


2018 Bourgogne Rouge

Soil: Lime, clay-limestone
Grape: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Bourgogne Rouge
Age of Vines: planted 1981
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation in open wooden vats with some light punch downs for 3 weeks, then gently pressed by hand and aged on old barriques for 12 months before bottling.


2019 Hautes Côtes Nuits Rouge

Soil: Clay and limestone, 2 south facing plots in Villars-Fontaine and Chevray
Grape: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Bourgogne Hautes Côtes Nuits AOC
Age of Vines: planted 1981
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation in open wooden vats with some light punch downs for 3 weeks, then gently pressed by hand and aged on old barriques for 12 months before bottling.


2014 Mâcon Rouge ’Chateau de Berzé’

Soil: Clay and limestone with white and brown marl
Grape: Gamay
Appellation: Mâcon Rouge AOC
Age of Vines: Planted 1941
Yields: 37 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation in open wooden vats and stainless steel vats with some light punch downs for 3 weeks, then gently pressed by hand and aged on old barriques for 12 months before bottling.


2019 Fixin ‘Le Clos’

Soil: Clay and limestone, just north of the village, southeastern exposition
Grape: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Fixin AOC
Age of Vines: planted 1966
Yields: 35 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation in open wooden vats with some light punch downs for 3 weeks, then gently pressed by hand and aged on old barriques for 12 months before bottling.


2019 Gevrey-Chambertin ’La Justice’

Soil: Clay, marl and limestone
Grape: Pinot Noir
Appellation: AOC Gevrey-Chambertin
Age of Vines: planted 1971
Yields: 35 hl/ha
Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation in open wooden vats with some light punch downs for 3 weeks, then gently pressed by hand and aged on old barriques for 14 months before bottling.