2021 Domaine Anne Gros

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Hautes Côtes de Nuits
ABV 13%

The silky feel you expect of this cuvée is there - as usual it's pale and floral and elegant. Drinking range: 2024 - 2028 L&S (Oct 2022)

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The 2021 Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Rouge has a pretty nose with red cherries and crushed strawberry. The palate is medium-bodied with light, slightly grainy tannins, taut and crisp with a gentle, caressing finish. Fine. Drinking range: 2023 - 2027 Rating: 85-87 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jan 2023)

A pretty pink purple. Very clean with an attractive, light purple. Juicier than expected on the palate, a clean fresh raspberry, light tannins, medium persistence. An attractive wine to drink young. Drinking range: 2024 - 2025 Rating: *** 86-88 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Nov 2022)

A slightly drabber colour. Recently sulphured and you can smell a previous reduction. Not the same purity and a slightly drier finish after strawberry fruit on the palate. Rating: 84-85 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Nov 2022)

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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