Anne Gros has an ardent and intense following among Burgundy aficionados. Producing subtle, elegant and fine Burgundy’s of precision and focus tends to earn you an ardent and intense following. Having a stunning array of vineyards in Vosne, including Vosne Les Barreaux, Echezeaux, and Richebourg. Of course, she also has the privilege of farming one of the most well-sited plot of vines in all of Clos Vougeot - Le Grand Maupertui - just below Grands Echezeaux and the vines here are over 100 years old. In addition to these “wow” wines, there are also some very excellent daily drinkers from the Hautes Côtes in both blanc and rouge.
So, what have we got here? Great terroir, talented wine grower and a whole lot of history. The Gros family is one of Burgundy’s most durable and ubiquitous, with a tenacious hold on some of Burgundy’s greatest terroir, principally in Vosne. Anne’s work is complemented by her cousins at Domaines Gros Frères et Soeurs, Michel Gros and A-F Gros.
Anne’s wines definitely are separated from her cousins by their intensity and purity, with a fineness of fruit that few estates are able to achieve. There is no cold maceration treatment thus avoiding any excessive extraction, unlike the mechanical extraction process in use at Gros Frères et Soeurs. The grapes are 100% destemmed and elevage is in 20-60% new oak, depending on the appellation and vintage - less for less noble plots and more for the Grands Crus. Racking is usually done only once and wines are bottled with minimal fining and no filtration.
There is a reason people clamor for these wines. They are excellent. However, it is also because there is so little available. And so with these below, most wines exist in 3 - 24 bottle quantities. Be prepared to be disappointed. But try, at least!
2015 & 2016 Domaine Anne Gros
Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc
Hautes Côtes de Nuits Rouge
Chambolle Musigny Combe d’Orveaux
Vosne Les Barreaux
Echezeaux Les Loachausses
Clos Vougeot Le Grand Maupertuis