Saturday, October 29, 2011

Trip to Europe (Bourgogne-France-Fall 2011)...Tasting at Domaine Anne Gros

(Day 4)
It was another gorgeous day in Bourgogne.

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Our first appointment was with Domaine Anne Gros in Vosne-Romanee. Anne was out of town, so her assistant winemaker (sorry...I forgot her name!) met us for the tasting. We tasted all 2010 samples.

(2010 vintage)
Hautes Cotes de Nuits
Chambolle-Musigny, "La Combe d'Orveau"
...from steep parcel, average 90-year-old vines. Harvest started on Sep 29 this year, while 2009 was Sep 20).
Bourgogne (rouge)
Vosne-Romanee, "Barreaux" (lieu-dit)
Clos Vougeot...average 60-65-year old vines, from "Grand Maupertui" parcel.
Hautes Cotes de Nuits "Cuvee Marie" blanc
Bourgogne blanc

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In average, Anne Gros uses about 30% new oak for regional AOC, 45% for village AOC, and 70-80% for Grand Cru. It was a very good tasting. The wines tasted all balanced, and some of them were showing nice potential of aging.

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After the tasting, we drove to see more vineyards. The view from north-end of La Tache was really gorgeous. I want to do picnic here next time!

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Then, we also visited Chambertin Clos de Beze. Peaceful time.