(this wine was vinified in a single new barrel, with the fermentation temperature only reaching 26 degrees C): Healthy bright red. Aromas of candied red berries, clove and crushed rock are cooled by a minty element. Densely packed, but there's something a bit peppery and dry to the mineral and spice flavors. Finishes rather unyielding, even raw, with granular tannins. Not a great showing today but still very unevolved; estate manager Christophe Chauvel noted that he's always concerned about getting sufficient exchange with air during the fermentation, which takes place in a closed barrel.
Richebourg is one of the six Grand Cru vineyards in Vosne Romanée consisting of 8ha which is shared between 10 producers including Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Domaine Alain Hudelot-Noellat and Domaine Meo-Camuzet. Richebourg is based mainly on limestone deposits with some clay making the wines robust and voluptuous with a long life expectancy