Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur was started in 1963 when Louis Gros took his share of the family estate. Located in Vosne-Romanee with 20 ha of vines, they produce from 8 appellations including Richebourg, Echezeaux, Grands Echezeaux, Clos Vougeot. Quality here is high as is drinkability.
The Gros name is famous in Vosne and Burgundy. First settling in Vosne in 1830 the various branches have stayed close to each other. Another notable Domaine from this line is Anne Gros. Their Echezeaux 2014 was one of the best wines we tasted in Burgundy in 2016.
“Relatively high-toned aromas of raspberry and pomegranate introduce less concentrated but finer flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the slightly more refreshing finish where a hint of bitter cherry pit appears. This possesses good volume in the context of the appellation and overall this is worth a look. 2020+” Allen Meadows – Burghound
The classic part of Burgundy known as the Cote D’Or (the slope of gold) is essentially one vineyard that is 60km long and maybe 5km at its widest. From this limestone ridge some of the most complex, long-lived and aromatic wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cistercian monks who owned the land codified the entire region and so each small plot has a name.
This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.