About this WINE
Domaine Anne Gros
Situated in Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, the domaine was founded by Alphonse Gros in the early 20th century. Anne Gros took over the family estate in the late 1980s and has since earned a reputation for crafting outstanding wines.
The domaine benefited from prime vineyard holdings in some of the most prestigious appellations of Burgundy, including Vosne-Romanée, Échezeaux, Vougeot, and Richebourg. The diverse terroir of these vineyards contributes to the complexity and character of their wines.
Anne Gros emphasises sustainable and traditional winemaking practices, focusing on expressing the unique characteristics of each vineyard plot. The domaine practices organic viticulture and avoids the use of chemicals whenever possible.
Their portfolio primarily consists of red wines made from Pinot Noir, which have received critical acclaim. Anne Gros herself has been celebrated for her contributions to the Burgundy wine scene.
Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.
Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.
Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.
The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.