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. Ruby in color, the nose opens up with spiced black cherry & cassis with subtle earthy notes & florals and added sandalwood nuances. On the palate, it displays a buoyant richness with a medium weight of flavors manifesting dry tree sap characters with fine tannins culminating in a warm, mocha-laced finish. This extravagantly rich Burgundy will drink best from 2023 onwards and will pair well with Venison Bourguignon, Venison Cheeseburger Soup, Wild Boar Stew in Red Wine, & Roast Goose.
Grand Echezeaux produces a bright, deeply colored wine. As a young wine, it develops fine aromas that evoke cherry & cocoa beans, a rare & fine quality sought after in the "climat". As it ages, its fragrances mature into notes of undergrowth, truffle, fine leather, and sometimes, an almost imperceptible touch of cigar & cedarwood. Its noble, fine-grained tannins have just the right combination of silkiness & freshness. The finish is extremely long and echoes the same elegant sensations as manifested on the nose. When enjoyed young, this wine is fairly vigorous whereas after 12 to 15 years of cellaring, it becomes more subtle & racy.