Domaine Francois Lamarche
About Domaine Francoir Lamarche
Nicole and Natalie Lamarche have brought Domaine François Lamarche back to its former glory. The domaine has gone from strength to strength in recent years and this hasn’t gone unnoticed by leading Burgundy critic Neal Martin as he states that this is among his favourite Burgundy Domaines:
“Nicole Lamarche is one of my favourite winemakers in Vosne-Romanée and she has been instrumental in the revival of this once under-performing domaine, more famous for its propitious monopole of La Grande Rue than for the wines themselves. This is no longer the case and they have improved remarkably in recent years, typically refined and elegant, less powerful wines than their peers, pure and generally approachable earlier than others” - Neal Martin, Vinous
The Vineyards and the Wines
Most of the domaine’s holdings are in the village of Vosne-Romanée. The jewel in the crown is the monopole vineyard of La Grande Rue, a 1.65 ha which is the 2nd smallest Grand Cru vineyard in the Cote d’Or after La Romanée. La Grand Rue neighbours the fabled vineyards of Romanée-Conti, La Tâche and La Romanée. In terms of Burgundy vineyard locations, it doesn’t get more illustrious than this.