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

Nuits St Georges, Les Vaucrains, 1er Cru, 2012


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2012
6x75cl
DP
£505.22

2012
12x75cl
DP
£1,010.46


Domaine Henri Gouges, Nuits St Georges, Les Vaucrains, 1er Cru, 2012

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

Surprisingly open and expressive for a Vaucrains at this early stage, yet there is no lack of that typical power, muscle and depth. Resplendent flavours of red cherry and red berry with sweeter darker touches of damson, bramble and griotte, not to mention a distinct earthiness and minerality. Tense, powerful but seamlessly so, great poise and intensity. It’s all there. Simply stunning. One of the great vineyards of Nuits, Gouges note that their parcels in Vaucrains always produce very small berries, making for a very powerful, intense wine.


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France

region:
Burgundy

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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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