CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY

2019 Combe d'Orveau Domaine Anne Gros

EN PRIMEUR

Julie remarks that this plot gets and hour less sun a day because of the shadow of the trees in the entrance to the combe. Again the aromatic taut brightness, here combined with dark fruit aromas and there's depth to the silky palate. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030L&S (Oct 2020)

In Bond

75cl bottles (case of 6)

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(from the villages portion of the vineyard). Fresh and slightly more elegant aromas are comprised by notes of redder fruit and more evident spice elements. The delicious and lilting middle weight flavors display good delineation and a more sophisticated texture on the lightly stony finale that offers good if not really distinguished depth and persistence. Drinking range: 2024 - Rating: 88-90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2021)

Last to be picked, as they are right up the back end of the valley. Another good fresh purple colour and a heavenly nose, so perfumed a blend of Chambolle and Vosne which has remained pure and discreet. Lovely and restrained. Tasted: November 2020 4/5 stars Rating: 91-93 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Jan 2021)

The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny La Combe d'Orveaux has an attractive nose of brambly red fruit, briar and a touch of tomato leaf that gradually unfurls in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, slightly chewy tannins, modest depth and a linear, quite strict finish. It will flesh out once in bottle. Drinking range: 2023 - 2035 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Dec 2020)

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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