This plot was so named because the soil is so poor only ronces (mulberries) can grow there. Maximum sunlight and drainage make it one of the best Nuits-St-Georges premier crus. Quite long and full on the palate. Not as robust as the Pruliers but can age just as long.
On describing the 2010 vintage, Etienne Grivot states: " I am really excited as they offer everything that we look for in our wines in terms of concentration, balance, elegance and ageability. Moreover, because they are energetic and so very refreshing to drink, I believe that they are the kind of wines that will be enjoyable no matter when they're opened."
Burghound (BH): 92
"A relatively high-toned and quite pure nose speaks of floral and earth hints together with the ripe red berry fruit aromas with particular emphasis on raspberry. The attractively rich, round and focused flavors are quite supple and seductively textured, indeed this is almost lacy. There is fine complexity and the finish evidences only a minimal amount of the usual robustness one associates with this terroir though I don't wish to suggest that there isn't plenty of underlying structure as this should need a full decade of cellar time. Lovely and really very pure."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 91
"Bright light red. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of raspberry, cranberry and mint. Juicy, sweet and soil-driven, with strawberry fruit complicated by notes of mocha, earth, dried herbs, licorice and mint. A bit silkier than the Charmois but with every bit as much energy and tension. "
Antonio Galloni-Vinous (AG): 93
"The 2010 Nuits St. Georges Roncières impresses for its verve and cut. Tea leaves, exotic spices, dried flowers and sweet red berries are woven together nicely in this finessed, elegant Nuits. Clean mineral notes reappear on the finish to give the wine much of its energy and focus. The Roncières is classy from start to finish. "