2016 Blanc Cuvée Marine Domaine Anne Gros

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Hautes Côtes
Village Hautes Côtes de Nuits
ABV 12.5%

Great harvest and yield here in 2016. Anne picked latish, between the 27th of September and the 10th of October, these vines are about 20 years old. Quite an open, delicately floral nose leads to a more robust palate. Good level of nice, ripish grapefruit t, but then bright and zippy citrus hit cuts through. This year they reduced the 'new' wood here to 30-35% and I like the brightness very much. L&S (Oct 2017)

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Tank sample. Named after Anne Gros’ youngest daughter, who is studying at Chambéry, and marine soils. Quite rich nose. Concentrated and chewy and with lots of nerve. Lip-smacking. Drinking range: 2018 - 2021 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Feb 2018)

I have a lot of time for her Hautes-Côtes de Nuits white and red that should drink well over the next three or four years. The 2016 Hautes Cotes de Nuits Cuvee Marine Blanc has a slightly resinous, pressed white flower-scented bouquet that just needs to convey a little more nascent energy. That actually comes through more on the palate, which has fine tension, a keen line of acidity that cuts through the grapefruit and lime notes, and a finish displaying generosity and decent weight for its class. Drinking range: 2018 - 2023 Rating: 88 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com(Dec 2017)

Demi nuids 500l. Citrus and light white peach notes. Lightly rounded, fresh and slightly floral at the end..touch of sapidity too. A good crop here. No frost. I like this.Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Nov 2017)

Domaine Anne Gros

Anne Gros 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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