Domaine Michel Gros Vosne Romanee Villages 2016 (Burgundy, France) - [WS 93] [BH 91]

Domaine Michel Gros Vosne Romanee Villages 2016
(Burgundy, France) - [WS 93] [BH 91]

Regular price $168.00 Sale price $104.97 Save $63.03

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Notes from the winemaker:
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.

The grapes of three parcels compose this cuvee which originates from the localities: Aux Reas, Au-Dessus de la Riviere and La Colombiere. All of these parcels are located close to the village, the last two being located on conglomerates of clay limestone on Oligocene strata, which are called "Salmon conglomerates" because of their salmon-pink color. As for Les Reas, they lay on hard limestone soils on Bajocian strata. These marls alternate with limestone blocks to produce very soft and elegant wines.

Area: 0,92 ha
Age of the Vines: 40 years
Average Annual Production: 6,000 btls
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"The core of black cherry and violet flavors mingles with clove, graphite and roasted beet accents in this expressive red. Firms up, with plenty of fruit to match the structure. Fine length. Best from 2022 through 2037. 450 cases made, 55 cases imported." (May 31, 2020)


91 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
"A perfumed nose consists of spiced plum, violet and a hint of sandalwood. There is more volume if less minerality to the richer and slightly more voluminous flavors that possess a velvety mid-palate though there is trace of rusticity that can be found on the firm and lingering finale. This should also drink reasonably well young if that's your preference." (Jan 15, 2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Vosne Romanee Village exhibited quite a lot of reduction when I tasted it at the domaine from barrel. The palate appears to be well balanced, a little more muscular than some of its peers. It does not possess the silky texture of some village cru Vosnes, though there is fine backbone and an attractive spicy finish that lingers in the mouth. Give this a couple of years in bottle. It might be a little rough-hewn, but there is plenty of personality in situ." - Neal Martin (Dec 2017)