Aux Malconsorts, an Exceptional Vosne-Romanée

Lucien Michel | October 14, 2020

Cathiard, Dujac & de Montille
Along with Cros Parantoux, Aux Malconsorts is considered one of the very finest Premier Cru vineyards of Vosne-Romanée. This 5.86 ha parcel dates back to the 15th Century and has seen many changes of ownership. However, its reputation for high quality has always endured, since the early classifications of Lavalle and Rodier.

Sitting adjacent to La Tâche, this parcel shares similar potential for power and can reach comparable heights, with an impressive finesse providing its grace. Similar to Cros Parantoux, the wines from this vineyard tend to be shy and need at least 10+ years in the bottle to reveal their personality. Many exceptional vignerons share ownership of this parcel, and we are delighted to be able to offer many of them:

Sylvain Cathiard crafts a very pure Malconsorts showing great elegance. The Malconsorts from Domaine Dujac requires a little more time in bottle, as the use of stems make the wine appear more structured and rustic when young. However, with time the complexity and subtle nuances come to the fore. 

An estate that is crafting incredibly exciting wines presently is Domaine de Montille. The style is more in keeping with Dujac, with great exuberance, harmony, and depth. On top of the regular cuvée, we are very pleased to offer the much prized cuvée Christiane (0.47 ha plot) in magnum from this estate. This special cuvée is made exclusively from plots of Aux Malconsorts that are believed to have once belonged to La Tâche (according to the parcel’s early 19th-century cadastre). Etienne de Montille named this cuvée in homage to his mother Christiane. This special bottling is much more nuanced than the regular one, with an added depth of fruit, it is more refined yet has more tannin structure. Definitely one for the cellar, especially in magnum!

Why not treat yourself to a couple of these finest examples from Vosne-Romanée to cellar and compare side by side in the coming years?