Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur Chemin des Moines de Vergy 2017

Domaine Gros Frere



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Country of Origin: France
Region: Burgundy
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2017
Size: 750ml
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 13%
Body: Light-To-Medium
Sweetness: Dry

Why We Love This Wine

Bernard Gros, whose vineyards edge into Domaine dela Romanee-Conti, produces produces wines in a similar style to his brother Michel, but the very different terroir in his vineyards results in wines with substantially more power. His quality emanates from the fact that he owns top quality parcels in each appellation. His Clos Vougeot-Musigni for example is at the apex of the Cru just beneath the slope of Musigni. One of the more conscientious wine producers in the region, Bernard strictly limits his harvest yield amounts for the flavor depth & the fruit concentration he seeks, where his wines are only lightly refined but never filtered. Gros Frere wines are deep & dark with a known penchant for their expressive aromatics, their larger structure, and firm backbone requiring added ageing time in the bottle. A very pleasant Burgundy with complex aromas of red cherry & spice along with trace nuances of forest floor characters & licorice. Light to medium bodied on the palate, red fruit flavors are prevalent with ripe tannins & a juicy acid finish.

Winemaker / Tasting Notes

Gros Frere et Soeur presents, with its 2017 vintage, its very forst cuvee of Chemin des Moines de Vergy. Resulting from several years of work & reflection, this new parcel originating from a unified plot of 3 hectares & 80 areas, overlooks the Grand Cru of Vosnee Romanee. This area without a geographical indication benefits from a composition of exceptional clay-limestone soil, resembling other grand terroirs in Burgundy. Planted as high vineyards with a selection of the best pinot noir, the vines are exposed to the rising sun. Territory of the Monks of Vergy, the plot was along the path that they took daily to reach the abbey of Saint-Vivant from Vosnee Romanee as well as their fermenting room. The history of this place naturally inspired the name of this wine, like most appelations from Burgundy that are governed by the reference of their place of origin.

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