HAUTES CÔTES DE NUITS
2015 Blanc Cuvée Marine Domaine Anne Gros
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Nose is already formed, open and with a sunny ripe aspect, bright. The palate too has a touch of sweetness and a nice bright zippy edge. Enough weight, but still a light, bright wine. Drinking range: 2018 - L&S (Nov 2016)
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Very ripe notes on the nose. Lots of chew and sufficient acidity. Should age pretty well. Very slightly lean on the palate. Drinking range: 2018 - 2022 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2017)
The 2015 Hautes Côtes de Nuits Cuvée Marine Blanc, named after Anne's daughter, comes from one hectare of vines in the village of Concoeur. It has a crisp, green apple and grass clipping-scented bouquet that unfurls nicely in the glass. The palate has a touch of brioche and white fruit on the entry, slightly lower acidity than the 2014 last year, but it grants the taster with satisfying length. Drinking range: 2016 - 2020 Rating: 85 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com(Dec 2016)
Domaine Anne Gros
Anne Gros joined her father François at the family domaine in Vosne Romanée in 1988, having given up her arts studies in favour of viticulture and oenology at Beaune and Dijon, and has run the domaine alone since 1995. The Domaine now has 6.5 hectares of Pinot and Chardonnay. Anne describes herself as being 'wary of certainties and keen to preserve her freedom'.
In the vineyards Anne practises viticulture influenced by organic and biodynamic principles, and the vineyards are ploughed and fertilised with compost, but although she believes that the long-term health of the vineyards are best preserved by such methods, she likes to maintain the freedom to use conventional treatments when necessary.
In the cellar, the wines are classically made, in cement tanks for the reds, and stainless steel for the whites. They are then are aged in barrel for up to fifteen months, with 80% new wood for the grand crus, 50% for the village wines and 30% for the regional wines. Anne is quietly meticulous and almost obsessive about cleanliness in her cellar, which perhaps is reflected in the delicacy and restrained tension in her wines, which have aromatic clarity, limpid precision, sheer joie de vivre, lively balance and persistence.
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