2018 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

Absolutely delightful this year - pure and crystalline, fully ripe but still super-fresh, with a lovely long saline finish. The vines here are now 20 years old - the wine is made and aged in 500l French oak barrels (they used to use Hungarian oak). L&S (Nov 2019)

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There is a whiff of mineral reduction to the ripe aromas of various white-fleshed fruit and citrus wisps. There is both good energy and volume for what this is to the delicious citrus-tinged flavors that conclude in a refreshing and agreeably dry finale. This should drink well shortly after release. Drinking range: 2021 - Rating: 86-88 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jun 2020)

The 2018 Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc has a delightful fresh, vibrant bouquet of apple blossom and light Conference pear aromas. The palate is lively on the entry with good balance and a touch of peach toward the waxy-textured finish. Fine. Drinking range: 2020 - 2025 Rating: 86-88 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 2020)

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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