Domaine Michel Gros Nuits St. Georges Villages 2015 (Burgundy, France) - [WS 93]

Domaine Michel Gros Nuits St. Georges Villages 2015
(Burgundy, France) - [WS 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:
"Offering a mix of graphite, cherry, raspberry and smoky, spicy flavors, this red is complex and structured. A little disjointed now, with all the components in the right places, so give this some time. Fine length. Best from 2023 through 2045."—B.S. (July 2018)

16.5 / 20 Points - Jancis Robinson:
"Very pleasing, pure, aromatic, direct nose. Sinewy and super-clean and correct. Some drive. Forward. But there are light tannins there too. Super-clean brisk finish." -Jancis Robinson (1/11/17)

88-90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Nuits St Georges Village comes from parcels located close to Vosne-Romanée. It was showing a little sur-maturité on the nose with touches of fig and dates infusing the red cherry fruit. The palate is better and shows more freshness and balance. The acidity is nicely judged here and there is a tang of citrus fruit towards the confit-like, chalky-textured finish. It will require 2-3 years in bottle to find its groove, although there is good substance here, if not quite the refinement that would merit a higher evaluation." - Neal Martin (30th Dec 2016)