Alain Gras is considered by many to be the finest producer in Saint-Romain, a village that is more known for its barrels than its wines. Not having tasted a wine from Gras, I recently purchased two cuvees, a white and a red. The 2006 Saint-Romain blanc is very polished and flavorful. Modern in style, the wine is elegant and surprisingly rich. It did not exhibit the rustic quality often attributed to the wines of Saint-Romain. I thoroughly enjoyed the wine and would seek out more. However, the Auxey-Duresses Vieilles Vignes rouge was disappointing. The vines supplying the grapes for this bottling are very old (100+), which increased my expectations, but the wine was light in body and rather weak. Saint-Romain generally produces better whites than reds and the same is true of Auxey-Duresses. Perhaps that explains the results.