Domaine Michel Gros Nuits St. Georges les Chaliots 2015
(Burgundy, France) - [WS 93] [RP 90-92] [BH 89-91]
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Michel Gros worked his first vintage on the family estate alongside his father back in 1975, immediately after graduating from wine school. When his father Jean retired in 1995, the family's large and varied estate was divided between his three children, so today the Gros Dynasty is operated by the family's sixth generation and is divided into four estates known as Domaine Michel Gros, Domaine Gros Frére et Soeur, Domaine A.F. Gros and Domaine Anne Gros.
Vinification & Aging:
Traditional vinification. The average proportion of new oak barrels is 30% to 40% depending on the vintage. Only one racking is made at the end of the malolactic fermentation, usually at the end of the winter following the harvest. When the wines are about eighteen months old, usually in April, the blending of the barrels of the same appellation is carried out thanks to a racking in blending vats. The wine is fined with egg white albumin at this time. The wines are kept "on fining agents" until the end of August, when it's time for bottling.
Ratings & Reviews
90-92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Chaliots, which has a little more acidity than the other cuvées, has a tightly wound, perhaps more introspective bouquet compared to some of Michel Gros' other cuvées this year, however, I appreciate the delineation and it gains an attractive floral note as it opens in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with pure redcurrant and blackcurrant notes, a keen line of acidity, impressive structure (especially for a village cru), and a surfeit of freshness and tension on the finish. This is an excellent wine from Michel Gros and comes highly recommended." - Neal Martin (Dec 2016)
89-91 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
"Here the wood treatment is a bit more evident yet it remains sufficiently subtle so as to allow the spicier aromas of dark currant, newly turned earth and game nuances to shine. The medium weight flavors are not quite as dense but they're more refined thanks to the finer-grain of the supporting tannins on the lightly mineral-inflected finale. Note that even though the tannins are finer they're also denser and this too will need a few years first." (Jan 15, 2017)