Domaine Leroy   Romanee Saint Vivant Grand Cru

2016 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru

By Domaine Leroy

2016 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy, Burgundy, France

The year 2016 will be remembered in Burgundy as a vintage of resilience and triumph. Hailstorms and frost besieged the region's beginnings; but as is so often the case with adversities, they birthed something truly special. The 2016 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy is a testament to this narrative of redemption.


A Vintage Defining Exceptionalism

Burgundian terroirs are profound puzzles, each piece intrinsically affecting the outcome. For this cuvée, the tapestry woven is one of complexity and grace. At Domaine Leroy, meticulous attention to biodynamic viticulture left the vines in prime condition to weather the whims of nature. It’s this conjunction of human endeavour and climatic challenge that imprinted on the 2016 vintage an identity characterised by resolute elegance wrapped in the velvety glove of structure.


Investment Potential and Palatal Pleasure

Sift through the extensive Burgundy archives and one truth becomes unassailable: Domaine Leroy’s offerings are a wise cornerstone in any fine wine investment portfolio. But the 2016 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru surpasses even these high expectations. Here is a concoction that merges opulence with austerity; a deep fruited core - think dark cherries with whispers of ripe plum - intermingles with precise tannins and an undercurrent of exemplary minerality.

The climate of 2016 afforded the grapes a prolonged maturation period, infusing this Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru with tenacious energy that alludes to outstanding longevity and promising evolution in the cellar.

As a critic who has savoured myriad vintages, I find that Domaine Leroy's interpretation of adversity in that year is quite extraordinary. Investing in such a bottle presents not only a rendezvous with a sublime liquid narrative but also whispers promises of an appreciative nod from connoisseurs and collectors alike.

In sum, the 2016 Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru from Domaine Leroy embodies the resilience of its birthyear with aplomb. Perhaps its greatest gift is capturing that fragile moment in time when nature and winemaker rise in unison against challenge, crafting beauty from strife for those lucky enough to witness it glass in hand.

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