Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits 2010, Michel Gros

The vineyard holdings of the Gros family are phenomenal if you look at the domaines of Michel Gros, Gros Frère & Soeur, Anne-Françoise Gros and Anne Gros. After a super luncheon at Chez Simon in Flagey, we visited the domaine for a tasting which took place in a recess in their ancient cellar. I got off to a great start with this wine: pungent aromas of wild boar hair, musk, plum, spice mulled wine and cloves. I thought I had gone to traditional Burgundy pinot heaven! Blueberry, logan berry and robust tannins on the palate reflect the high altitude of the vines which are surrounded by boar-infested woods. Scores 25-27/30 for a Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits. Photo shows pinot grapes up on the Hautes Côtes in August 2011.

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