Nuits St Georges, Les Vaucrains, 1er Cru
    Domaine Henri Gouges

    Nuits St Georges, Les Vaucrains, 1er Cru,



    Domaine Henri Gouges, Nuits St Georges, Les Vaucrains, 1er Cru, 2018

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Domaine Henri Gouges, Nuits St Georges, Les Vaucrains, 1er Cru, 2018

    Aromatic, open knit and wild, sweet berry fruits, a confit note, some griotte and kirsch wrapped in a big tannic structure. Hints of small berry and cassis. So intensely concentrated that it is a little austere for now, as Vaucrains can often be in its youth. One of the great vineyards of Nuits, the Gouges old vines parcels in Vaucrains always produce very small berries, making for a very powerful, intense wine. The vineyard is influenced by its red stony clay soils and the cooling effect of the forest.

    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2018 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Vaucrains 1er Cru has a dark and broody nose, briary and rooibos, quite floral, opening up with aeration. The palate is well balanced with ample freshness on the entry. Plenty of dark fruit, nicely structured, a touch of spice towards the finish though it does lack Pinoté. Overall, this is somehow a "heartwarming" Nuits Saint-Georges. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 red tasting.
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    2024 - 2042


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    Domaine Henri Gouges

    Domaine Henri Gouges

    Henri Gouges started Domaine-bottling in the 1920s and as such are one of Burgundy's pioneering estates. Henri's grandsons Pierre and Christian have been looking after production for the last two decades and have been responible for carving out the Domaine's great reputation for uniquely muscular, long-lived Burgundies. As from the 2007 vintage Gregory, Christian's nephew, who has been working at the Domaine since 2003, is making the wines and has made an immediate impact. His aim is for less extraction in the wines through a collection of numerous small details in the winemaking process, including more use of gravity in the cellars and less pumping of the wines. His changes are not totally wholesale, though, and he still clearly sticks to the Domaine's reserved, traditional approach to making wine. Stems are not included in fermentation but use of new oak is fairly limited. The resultant wines are pure, high-toned, certainly not flashy, and powerful but not unwieldy, they give immense pleasure. An exciting new dawn for a benchmark Burgundian Domaine.

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