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.
In 2005, with no vines of his own, Oronce created his own winery using purchased grapes from Jeremy Seysses to make his wine under the name: 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.
Now based in Nuits Saint Georges, Oronce makes a range of products from horse plows designing, cross-breeding Iberian-Corse free-range pigs, vintage beers, to bread and saucisson, and of course, wine. Simply an elitist, perfecting in every spectrum he does.
In his tiny vaulted cellar, he vinifies the grapes from organic and biodynamic growers in a natural way, always a soft and humble touch to his wines. Bottled unfined and unfiltered for both reds and whites, most often with no or minimum sulphur added. Occasionally some super rare Vosne-Romanee (aged in old barrels from DRC), Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-Saint-Denis, and Corton Perrieres.
From regional Bourgogne to Grand Crus, they were all treated with the same amount of attention and love. The wide range of appellations he makes doesn't dilute the quality of each which totally blew our minds away.
*To find his wines on wine-searcher, type "Oroncio La Maison Romane".
Allocation is extremely limited. Do not miss it!
We basically started the company because of him, tasted and shocked asking why isn't this man popular yet?! Blend of Prieure Roch and Bizot? But a fraction of the price!
(Was told by some Grand Cru winemakers that Oronce's wines are their off-work drink)