Domaine Anne Gros

Vosne-Romanée | Côte de Nuits | Burgundy

 

Anne Gros North Berkeley ImportsSubtle, harmonious, supple—Burgundy from Domaine Anne Gros is intimately tied with the elegant and poised character of wines from Vosne-Romanée.

While each cru faithfully reflects its terroir, it is terroir as translated through Gros’ expert touch, offering richer aromatics, rounder curves, silkier tannins. The combination is irresistible, so much so that Gros’ very limited production is snapped up by global collectors faster and faster each vintage.

Anne Gros simply is one of the top winemakers in Burgundy today, which explains why her wines have inspired such a cult-like following. Importantly for us, Gros personifies the sort of winemaker with whom we have always sought to work: an artisan with a clear vision of her terroir and talents, and the grace to be humble despite the weight of Burgundian tradition and family history.

Anne Gros took over her father’s winery (Domaine François Gros) in the late 1980s. Yet there have been Gros family members in Vosne since the 1830s; land holdings have split among family members for generations. Today, there are four separate wineries in Vosne owned by the extended Gros family, including Domaine Anne Gros: Gros Frere et Soeur, Anne-Francoise Gros and Michel Gros, all of whom are Anne’s cousins.

FARMING & WINEMAKING

Anne Gros cares for her vineyards according to “lutte raisonée” principles, adhering to organic practices as much as possible depending on the conditions of the growing year. Grapes are always harvested by hand. Juice is fermented on indigenous yeasts in lined (enameled) cement tanks for the reds, and in stainless steel tanks for the whites. Wines are aged in barrel for approximately 16 months, with 80 percent new oak for grand cru wines, 50 percent for village wines and 30 percent for regional wines.

WHITE WINES

Bourgogne Blanc Hautes-Côtes de Nuits 'Cuvée Marine'

Lively and tangy, this thirst-quenching Burgundian Chardonnay grows some 1,200 feet above sea level in the windy hills of the Hautes-Cotes, above the village of Vosne-Romanée.

 

 

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RED WINES

Bourgogne Rouge
Bourgogne Rouge Hautes-Côtes de Nuits

A spicy, juicy Burgundian Pinot Noir from a small, high-altitude and southeast-facing vineyard near the commune of Concoeur, in the hills above the village of Vosne-Romanée.

 

 

Chambolle-Musigny 'La Combe d'Orveau'

‘La Combe’ sits high up on the slope, above grand crus Echezeaux and Clos Vougeot; its fine tannins and elegant, rubied fruit are inspired by the vineyard’s chalky, fossil-rich soils.

 

 

Vosne-Romanée 'Les Barreaux'

A “Vosne d’altitude,” according to Anne Gros. This cooler, chalk-rich and soil-poor site (“barreaux” means bare rock) gives a wine of precision and straight lines, pure and refined—more premier cru quality than villages.

 

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Echezeaux Grand Cru 'Les Loachausses’

Profound concentration and great aging potential. ‘Les Loachausses’ is a lieu-dit within the larger Echezeaux vineyard, located on the Vosne side.

 

 

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 'Le Grand Maupertui'

Most of Anne’s Pinot Noir vines in this exemplary lieu-dit were planted in 1905. A breathtakingly profound grand cru; a lithe, silky wrap conceals a deeply concentrated core.

 

 

Richebourg Grand Cru

Burgundy’s most sumptuous wine, and Anne Gros’ most sought-after cru, given both its bottomless complexity and its rarity. Poised, profound, pleasurable: an eternal wine.

 

 

Established: 1988
Winemaker: Anne Gros
Region: France • Burgundy • Côte de Nuits • Vosne-Romanée
Vineyard size: 16 acres