- Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2029
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Goedhuis, November 2018
Les Boucherottes is on the southern boundary of Beaune just above Pommard’s Epenots vineyards. This side of the appellation tends to produce elegant, fine wines rather than the firmer more muscular style of the northern side of the commune. This has pronounced aromatics of dark cherries and spice. The concentration on the palate is impressive, and this wine shows 2017 at its best, when volume as well as charm has been achieved.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Beaune Les Boucherottes 1er Cru, matured in around 25% new oak, has a fragrant, pressed-flower-scented bouquet offering ample red berry fruit, hints of Seville orange marmalade and a light vanilla note. The medium-bodied is fresh and vibrant with supple tannin, and the oak is very well integrated toward the fleshy and quite persistent finish. This is one of my favorite wines from Domaine A-F Gros this year and it comes highly recommended. 2021 - 2035
Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
The name Gros is one of the most famous in the Côte de Nuits, synonymous with great Vosne Romaneé. The original Gros domaine is now divided amongst four family members. Anne-Françoise, daughter of Jean Gros, married into another great Burgundy dynasty, the Parent family of Pommard. In 1998 François Parent and Anne Françoise combined their domaines to create a superb 10 hectare property comprising some of the finest terroirs in the Côte d’Or. Today their children Caroline and Mathias run the estate, with Mathias ever experimenting and pushing boundaries in both vineyard and cellar.
The viticultural capital of Burgundy, Beaune was the headquarters to the Duchy in the 13th century and is now home to many winemakers and négociants. The appellation of Beaune includes both reds and white wines, though the quantity of red is significantly greater. The soils are predominantly sandier than either those to the north in Aloxe Corton or those to the south in Volnay or Pommard, producing wines that are supple and early drinking in nature. Similar to other surrounding Côte de Beaune appellations, there are no grand crus, but it does offer 42 premier cru sites, some of which are exceptional. These include Les Grèves, Les Teurons and Les Vignes Franches.