After the stonking Richebourg there is more pep here, more vigour on the attack. This is a really fine style. For Clos Vougeot this is very svelte and seemlessly sexy. Enough shape and bones for a longer haul without doubt - but there is an incredible sleek flow with gentle persistence and remarkable charm! Just wow. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)
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(from a .93 ha parcel). Firm reduction and wood toast renders the nose tough to evaluate. Otherwise there is once again better volume and richness to the relatively powerful medium weight flavors that deliver a bit more length though there is noticeable backend warmth that is enough to detract somewhat from the overall sense of balance. Drinking range: 2027 - Rating: 89-92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2019)
Gros' old vines have produced a superb 2017 Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Le Grand Maupertui, a wine that wafts from the glass with complex aromas of plummy fruit, incense, rich soil, musk and spicy new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny, with a layered, broad-shouldered profile defined by a fleshy core of fruit and fine, stony tannins. Rating: 91-93 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2019)
The 2017 Clos de Vougeot le Grand Maupertui Grand Cru may well be the domaine’s best wine this vintage. It is endowed with more fruit intensity and presence on the nose, offering vigorous raspberry and crushed strawberry scents, superb mineralité and hints of orange blossom developing in the glass. The well-balanced palate is medium-bodied with fine grip and impressive substance and tension toward the finish. An excellent Clos de Vougeot from Anne and Julie Gros. Drinking range: 2020 - 2040 Rating: 93-95 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Jan 2019)
Domaine Anne Gros: Full Wine List and Profile
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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