Echezeaux Grand Cru Domaine A F Gros, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France 2014
100% Pinot Noir
"100% new oak. 20% whole bunch for the first time because they wanted to give a little more length. He was not too happy with one of the light-toasted barrels, chosen to respect the terroir but would have been better with 36 months’ seasoning. Mid crimson. Another seductive wine, replete with ripe and pure deep-red fruit. There’s definitely a firming up here from the oak, drawing everything in from that open fruit aroma. The structure is clamping down on the fruit at the moment but there’s a lovely wine in here, just needs time". Julia Harding MW jancisrobinson.com
Anne-Françoise is Jean GROS of Vosne-Romanée‘s daughter. The Domaine AF GROS has been created in 1988 when Jean and Jeanine GROS started to transmit the family Domaine (first knew as Domaine GROS-RENAUDOT and then as Domaine Louis GROS). At the same time, Anne-Françoise acquired a Domain in Flagey Echezeaux with her husband Jean GROS and in 1995 they purchased a vineyard in Savigny les Beaune. In 1996 Jean and Jeanine GROS retired and so they divided the Jean GROS Domain between their three children Michel, Bernard and Anne-Françoise. Each Domaine is autonomous and independent (Domaine Michel GROS in Vosne Romanée, Domaine GROS Frère & Soeur directed by Bernard in Vosne Romanée, and Domaine Anne-Françoise GROS in Pommard). So there are four famous Domaines GROS.