When we first visited Oronce de Beler, we knew this is really something, truly exceptional, and we dare say he is the new star of Vosne-Romanée.
Oronce makes a range of products from horse plows designing, to cross-breeding Iberian-Corse free-range pigs, to bread and saucisson, and of course, wine. In 2005, with no vines of his own, he created his own winery using purchased grapes from Jeremy Seysses to make his wine: La Maison Romane, which is the name of the ancient winegrower house where he lives in the centre of Vosne-Romanee, next-door neighbour to Romanee-Conti’s neutral brandy storage cellar.
In his tiny vaulted cellar, he vinifies the grapes from organic and biodynamic growers in a very natural way, most often with no or minimum sulphur added, unfined and unfiltered. Allocation is extremely limited, don't miss out.