Domaine Michel Gros Nuits St. Georges 2016
(Burgundy, France) - [WS 92] [BH 91]
Regular price $115.00 Sale price $79.97 Save $35.03
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.
Four parcels contribute to the composition of this cuvée, all located in the Northern part of Nuits Saint Georges, in the direction of Vosne. The assembling of these four 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, 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.
Area: 0,82 ha
Average Age of the Vines: 35 years old
Average Annual Production: 5,000 btls
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Ratings & Reviews
A rich version, this sports black cherry, blackberry, violet and toasted spice aromas and flavors. Fine harmony and balance make this charming, though there is no shortage of structure. Excellent length. Best from 2022 through 2036. 440 cases made, 45 cases imported.
91 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"This too is reduced and the only aspect that I can mention is a subtle touch of wood. Otherwise there is notably better size, weight and richness as the medium-bodied flavors possess an admirable abundance of sappy dry extract that also buffers the firm but not hard core of tannins. This isn't refined but it's very Nuits and should age well but also drink well young thanks to the extract." - (Jan 15, 2018)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Nuits St Georges Village comes from the usual four parcels (Au Bas de Combe, Aux Lavières, Aux Athées and Perrière Nablot). At the moment the new oak is a little dominant on the nose, and I would like to see more fruit come through. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannin on the entry, very good substance and matière for a village cru, albeit with a finish that feels just a little blunt at the moment. Give it a couple of years in bottle to absorb the oak." - Neal Martin (29th Dec 2017)