Domaine Michel Gros - Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru 2016 (1.5L)
Michel Gros is a member of the sixth generation in a dynasty of Burgundian vignerons that dates back to 1830 in the village of Vosne-Romanee. In 1975 Michel, the eldest of Jean Gros’ children, began working with his father at the family estate, Domaine Jean Gros. He then established his own Domaine in 1979 and ran both properties until his father retired in 1995 and divided the Jean Gros estate amongst his three children – Anne-Francoise (Domaine A-F Gros), Bernard (Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur), and Michel (Domaine Michel Gros). Michel inherited the five acre monopole Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Clos des Réas, which had been in the family since 1860, two parcels in Nuits-St.-Georges, one plot in Vosne-Romanee and another in Hautes Cotes de Nuits. In 1997, the Ecard family entrusted Michel with the management of their properties in Nuits-St.-Georges (including the 1er Crus Vignerondes and Murgers) and Vosne-Romanee; and later, in 2008, a parcel in Hautes Cotes de Nuits. In total, Michel now farms 57.5 acres, of which 38 are located in the Hautes Cotes de Nuits.
The Michel Gros Clos de Réas pours a medium ruby color. The nose is intense and concentrated with gorgeous aromas of ripe cherry, red cassis and subtle vanilla notes. On the palate, the wine shows a refreshing acidity with well-integrated, velvety tannins. There is an impeccable balance of oak and fruit that lead seamlessly into a long, luxurious finish. The wine has a silky richness and a brilliant concentration of red fruits with depth and class. A remarkable wine.