Domaine Gros Frère 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.
“(from 4 separate parcels). Discreet but not invisible wood frames notably ripe aromas of red currant, plum, violet and spice. The sleek, rich and delicious medium-bodied flavors possess both good volume and mid-palate concentration, all wrapped in a seductive and reasonably vibrant finale. This seductive if ever-so-mildly rustic effort should be approachable young if desired. 2023+” Allen Meadows – Burghound
The iron fist in a velvet glove. Vosne is often thought to be the jewel in the crown of Burgundy. It makes reds that are supple, elegant yet driven, powerful and structured. They are delicious wines that age well at all levels.
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.