Ancestors of the Lamarche family were already established in the village of Vosne-Romanée since 1740. Since the end of the 19th century, the estate has grown bigger over the years: Henri Lamarche, a cooper, married Marie Grivelet from Chambolle-Musigny and founded the estate at the beginning of the 20th century He produced, matured and already sold his wines directly from the estate.
The late Francois Lamarche ran the estate with the help of his wife Marie-Blanche from the death of his father Henri in 1985 until his retirement in 2006.
Nowadays Nicole, his daughter look after vinification, and Natalie his niece takes care of the commercial side.
The 24 ha owned by the domaine are results of careful acquisition by three generations.
Vosne Romanee 1er Cru La Croix Rameau
Fruit from a 0.21ha plot of 40 years old vines on the lower part of Romanee St Vivant.
100% Pinot Noir. Hand picked, 80 to 100% de-stemmed depending on the vintage. Vatting period of about 15 to 18 days, in open oak vats at a low temperature.
Matured in oak casks between 16 and 20 months on 60 to 100% new oak. Bottled with no fining and no filtering.