Country of Origin: France
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 14%
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. This is a brilliantly crafted wine evoking a powerfully elegant nose displaying dark fruit & floral characters. On the palate, the flavors of brambleberry & black currants emerge with its medium to full-bodied mouthfeel further revealing this wine's amazing structure, depth, & finesse. Enjoy this wine now although this wine will continue to improve further with extended cellaring.
On the nose, it is fresh & moderately wooded further exhibiting softly spiced & earthy aromas of predominantly red currant and dark pinot fruit with trace nuances of savory & gamey characters. Its well-concentrated, precise, & broad-shouldered flavors possess a refined & lovely texture ultimately culminating in an oaky, mineral tinged finish.