The Cote d’Or in France has forever been the home of the most remarkable representations of Pinot Noir known to this planet. This has invariably has led to a swelling of reputation and a spike in price, particularly in Grand Cru, especially Monopole bottlings from the region.
This spike is not limited to the playgrounds of the wealthy, the auction houses; however the spikes have transitioned into retail offerings as well. The hyper-inflation of these wines has effectively priced-out all but a speck of the wine loving community. The terroir driven gems of Nuits-Saint-Georges, Echezeaux and Vosne-Romanee are reserved for those with far deeper pockets. The most sensational example recently took place two weeks ago at a Christie’s NY auction. The whopping sum of $156,000 was collected for a six bottle lot of 1990 DRC Romanée-Conti!
So what is a fan of Burgundian-styled, terroir driven wines to do?
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