La Grand Rue is a 4-acre Grand Cru vineyard squeezed between La Tache and La Romanee-Conti, in Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits. The vineyard is highly unusual in that it was elevated to Grand Cru status only in 1992, despite the fact that for much of the 20th century the wine was considered Grand Cru quality. La Grand Rue is a monopole of the Domaine Francois Lamarche, of Vosne-Romanee.
This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.