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2010 Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur Richebourg Grand Cru

  • Producer
    Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
    Vosne Romanee
  • Size

The Gros family is a prominent family in the village of Vosne-Romanée with links to winemaking that go back to the early 1800s.

There are today essentially four separate Gros Domaines, all related to each other: Gros Frère et Sœur, Anne Gros, Anne-Françoise Gros and Michel Gros.

All four estates were born from the distribution of Domaine Louis Gros founded in 1930. Following the death of Louis Gros in 1951, his four children (François, Jean, Gustave, and Colette) jointly ran the Domaine until 1963 when the holdings were split up. François and Jean started their eponymous domaines while Gustave and Colette combined their inheritance to start Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur.

In 1984, Gustave died and Bernard Gros, his nephew, took over. Bernard replanted all the parcels one after the other and increased the size of the vineyard by 12 hectares. Bernard and his son Vincent now run the estate together.

Today, the estate covers 19 hectares of vines, including 3 hectares of white. Their holdings include the Grands Crus Clos Vougeot, Echezeaux, Grands Echezeaux, Richebourg and 6 Premiers crus appellations: Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru les Cras, 5 Vosne-Romanée 1er cru (aux Brûlées, Chaumes, Petits Monts, aux Reignots, Suchots), 3 Vosne-Romanée Village and 1 Nuits-Saint-Georges Village.

Tasting Notes

94 Points Allen Meadows
In contrast to the prior wines, here there is almost no visible oak influence and this contributes greatly to this wine’s excellent transparency. The brooding nose is distinctly floral with cool dark berry fruit, stone and spice inflected aromas that merge seamlessly into rich, textured and mouth coating large-scaled flavors that possess excellent underlying material on the very firmly structured finish. I very much like the sophistication of this quite stylish effort though note that this will not be an early drinker; indeed it will need at least 15 years of cellaring before it arrives at its full potential.

95 Points Wine Advocate
The 2010 Richebourg boasts a huge center of fruit, deeply pitched, expressive aromatics and tons of structure to back it all up. Violets, menthol and spices develop in the glass, adding tons of complexity and character. The aromas and flavors reach a big, expressive crescendo on the finish. This is a fabulous showing from Bernard Gros.

2010 Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur Richebourg Grand Cru