Domaine Michel Gros Nuits St. Georges Villages 2014 (Burgundy, France) - [WS 93] [DM 93]

Domaine Michel Gros Nuits St. Georges Villages 2014
(Burgundy, France) - [WS 93] [DM 93]

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About the Wine:

Four parcels contribute to the composition of this cuvée, all of them are located in the Northern part of Nuits Saint Georges, in the direction of Vosne, in the following "climats":

•Les ATHÉES: intensely dark red and deep soils situated on the alluvial deposits of the Meuzin valley;
•Les LAVIÈRES: a place where flat stones called "laves" can be found. Those stones were used in the past for roofing;
•Les BAS DE COMBE: this vineyard area is located just at the limit of Vosne Romanée, in the top part of the Réas valley;
•La PERRIÈRE-NOBLET: "perrière" means "quarry". It is located on a steep slope of hard limestone (White Oolite).

The assembling of these 4 parcels gives an elegant wine, with relatively supple tannins for this appellation. It stands as an "intermediary" between Vosne-type wines and Nuits-type wines.

Traditional vinification. The transfer into barrels takes place a few days after de-vatting for an eighteen-month stay. The average proportion of new oak barrels is 30% to 50% 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, that is in April, the blending of the barrels of the same appellation is carried out thanks to a racking in blending vats.
We take advantage of this transfer to fine the wines with egg white albumin.
The wines are kept "on fining agents" until the end of August, when it's time for bottling.

Area: 0,82 ha
Average Age of the Vines: 35 years old
Average Annual Production: 5,000 btls
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A powerful yet smooth red boasting black cherry, black currant, violet and mineral flavors, this is vibrant and focused, with a long aftertaste of stone and spice. Best from 2020 through 2032. 440 cases made." – BS (Jun 30, 2017)

93 Points - Decanter:
"Black cherry nose with sweet spices, a velvety texture and a plummy finish."(2/2016)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"From four parcels between Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-Saint-Georges, the 2014 Nuits St Georges Village has a lifted, rather "airy" bouquet with cassis and blueberry fruit, nicely integrated with the oak. The palate is fresh and taut on the entry with a keen line of acidity, nicely balanced with a sorbet-like freshness towards the short citric finish. This is a very decent village cru from Michel Gros." - Neal Martin (Dec 2015)

Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Noticeable if not dominant wood toast fights slightly with the earthy and sauvage-inflected dark berry fruit scents. There is a lovely sense of energy and freshness to the medium weight flavors that are not especially dense but they do possess both good balance and persistence on the mildly rustic finale. A competent villages." - (Jan 15, 2016)