About The Wine
The Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts is a high altitude site and the family’s parcel is situated in the middle of the vineyard, catty-corner to the south from the premier cru, Cros Parantoux, and just a touch above the grand cru, Richebourg, without bordering it. It’s a primetime, sleek profile Vosne-Romanée. What adds to its caliber is that the vineyards were planted in 1919, 1934, 1949, 1964 and 2008. After a little digging around with respect to the illustrious history of Cros Paratoux, just to the north, it’s said that, like Bruno Clair with his Chambolle-Musigny Les Veroilles and some sections of his Morey-Saint-Denis en la Rue de Vergy the late Henri Jayer used dynamite to reopen the hillside where he began to replant some sections of Cros Parantoux that had apparently lain fallow since phylloxera. This is a clear indicator of the rockiness of the vineyard and you can be sure that it’s not so different than Les Petits Monts in this respect, nor with Bruno Clair’s Vosne-Romanée village wine just a little further to the south, Les Champs Perdrix. Sadly, the production volume of this wine is low, so there’s little to go around.