- Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2025
- Case size
Goedhuis, November 2018
The domaine has 4 hectares in the Hautes Côtes and makes a delightful example of cool but juicy Pinot Noir. This charming wine has a pretty wild strawberry scent with a touch of rhubarb. Fine, grainy tannins and chalky acidity give it an easy, approachable structure.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Hautes Côtes de Nuits Rouge has a little more amplitude than the Bourgogne Pinot Noir on the nose, where touches of brown spice filter through the red berry fruit. The palate is well balanced and quite fleshy on the entry, with a little more grip than the Bourgogne Rouge on the finish. Give this a year in bottle. Fine. 2020 - 2025
Burghound, April 2019,
A discreet application of wood sets off similar aromas with perhaps just a bit more spiciness. The sleekly textured and slightly more mineral-inflected light weight flavors deliver reasonably good length on the lightly structured finale. Drink 2020+
Jancis Robinson, January 2019,
Really charming strawberry fruit – captures the full essence of Pinot Noir. Lovely sophisticated leather and liquorice notes too – very accomplished and enjoyable for such a young wine. Full marks for value. GV. Drink 2019-2027
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.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.