- Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2030
- Case size
Goedhuis, December 2020
The higher altitude vineyards of the Hautes Côtes are known for their relative coolness and, as a result, with the growing concern for climate change, are increasingly catching the eye of vineyard owners. AF Gros has 4 hectares from which they produce a lovely vibrant, red-fruited style. Very pure and very Pinot. Is this the future?
Burghound, April 2021,
An exuberantly fresh nose offers up cool notes of essence of various red berries with snippets of spice and earth. The delicious and equally vibrant flavors are not quite as concentrated but they're finer with lovely detail and minerality on the ever-so-mildly austere finale. This is really quite pretty and worth a look as an all-around house red candidate. Outstanding Top Value. Drink 2023+
Jasper Morris MW, November 2020,
Pretty brisk mid purple, the bouquet is immediately charming, sweet fresh raspberry fruit, uncomplicated and delicious with very good persistence. Drink young as this is unlikely to gain extra nuances later. Normally they make 17 barrels, this year only 13 and just 5 in 2020! 4 Star
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.