The history of the Domaine is centuries-old: Alphonse Gros founded it in 1830 when it was installed in Vosne-Romanée following the marriage to Julie Latour.
Slowly, generation after generation, the Gros are able to acquire important parcels in the Grand cru Richebourg, Grand-Echézeaux, Echézeaux and Clos de Vougeot.
Today the Domaine is located in Vosne-Romanée on the rue des Grand Cru and is managed by Bernard Gros who takes care of the twenty hectares of properties divided into eight denominations.
After a selected harvest, followed by a further control on the vibrating table, the grapes are put in cement tanks cooled and reassembled several times until the beginning of fermentation, when the operation is replaced by the two classic daily pigeages.
The use of wood in aging is very measured; Bernard Gros recognizes the importance of new barriques and, even if used in good percentage, carefully selects the wood with which they are produced and monitors their roasting.
The most distinctive Grand cru in the prestigious collection of the Domaine is certainly the Clos de Vougeot, whose property parcel is called Musigni. The name derives from the fact that this little piece of the Grand cru vineyard, vast and not very homogeneous (over 50 hectares), is located in the northern part, adjacent to the Château and right in front of the important Grand cru Musigny. The northern part of the Clos de Vougeot is the most suitable to produce wines of structure, aromatic breadth and minerality.
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