A.-F. Gros Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2022

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Pinot Noir | Burgundy | France | Red Wine | Domaine A.- F. Gros | 2022 | 0,75 L | 13 %
About
A.-F. Gros Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2022 is a dry red wine, crafted exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes, sourced from the esteemed Clos Vougeot Grand Cru vineyard in the Burgundy region of France. This wine represents the epitome of Burgundian winemaking, showcasing the complexity and elegance characteristic of one of the region's most celebrated terroirs. The 2022 vintage is noted for its exceptional depth, balance, and aging potential, reflecting the meticulous vineyard management and winemaking expertise of Domaine A.-F. Gros.
Producer
Anne-Françoise Gros, originally from Vaughn-Romanet, married François Parent of Pommard, where they live today, but their wines have been produced in a winery in Beaune since 1998. Parents-winemakers are actively supported by their children Caroline and Mathieu. The winery is formed by Anna's share in Domaine Jean Gros - vineyards that she bought or leased in the region of Vaughn-Romanet, and her husband's share in Domaine Parent. François Parent also offers wines under his own brand, which is adorned with black truffle. Anna's wines can be recognized by the silhouette of a woman's head, which is made in a unique style for each appellation. Since 2008, a sorting table has been installed in the winery, where the stalks are removed, but the grapes are not choked. The grapes go through a short cold maceration, and then the fermentation process. The grape juice is concentrated in a device that Michelle and Bernard Gros also use.
Tasting notes

Tasting notes for A.-F. Gros Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2022 reveal an exquisite bouquet of black cherries, raspberries, and plums, intertwined with floral notes of rose petals and hints of spice, leather, and earthy minerality. On the palate, it offers a full-bodied texture with refined tannins and bright acidity, featuring flavors of dark fruits, licorice, and a touch of truffle, leading to a long, elegant finish. This Pinot Noir is celebrated for its richness, complexity, and the harmonious integration of fruit, spice, and earthiness.

Pairing

A.-F. Gros Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2022 pairs beautifully with sophisticated dishes such as roast lamb, beef Wellington, or duck confit, where its robust structure and layered flavors complement the savory richness of the meat. It also enhances the flavors of aged cheeses and dishes with mushroom or truffle sauces, providing a luxurious and memorable dining experience.

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Wine Searcher review

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Domaine A.- F. Gros
Anne-Françoise Gros, originally from Vaughn-Romanet, married François Parent of Pommard, where they live today, but their wines have been produced in a winery in Beaune since 1998. Parents-winemakers are actively supported by their children Caroline and Mathieu. The winery is formed by Anna's share in Domaine Jean Gros - vineyards that she bought or leased in the region of Vaughn-Romanet, and her husband's share in Domaine Parent. François Parent also offers wines under his own brand, which is adorned with black truffle. Anna's wines can be recognized by the silhouette of a woman's head, which is made in a unique style for each appellation. Since 2008, a sorting table has been installed in the winery, where the stalks are removed, but the grapes are not choked. The grapes go through a short cold maceration, and then the fermentation process. The grape juice is concentrated in a device that Michelle and Bernard Gros also use.
Pinot Noir has very aromatic profile, very fresh acidity and low level of quaite soft tannins. The nature of Pinot Noir wine is its flavors of red berries and cherry (red sour cherries in lighter wines and cooked black cherries in bold examples). This wine matures very exating, developing notes of berry jam, violets, leather, moss and mushrooms.
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