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2018 Henri Gouges Bourgogne Rouge (750ml)

Pinot Noir from Bourgogne, Burgundy, France

2018 Henri Gouges Bourgogne Rouge
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The creation of Domaine Henri Gouges was the culmination of 400 years of family grape farmers. It is for many the top domaine in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Henri formed the domaine in 1920 but was soon discouraged with selling the fruit to négociants. He envisioned a better quality wine, and by 1933, he was producing, bottling, and selling directly to consumers. He, along with the Marquis d’Angerville from Volnay, was at the forefront of battles against fraud in Burgundy in the 1920s. In the 1930s, Monsieur Gouges was one of the people charged with the job of delineating the crus in Burgundy for the Institut National d’Appellation d’Origine, and he was a member of that regulatory body at its outset. Since the beginning, the domaine has remained an undivided family property. In 1967 Henri’s two sons, Michel and Marcel, succeeded him and added to the holdings of the estate. Each of them handed leadership over to one of their sons to bring the domaine to the next stage. Pierre and Christian began the modernization of the vineyards and the winery, which they have now turned over to Pierre’s son, Gregory, and his cousin, Antoine. While the house style has evolved, the main focus is the better reflection of the terroir in the fruit through organic viticulture. They believe that healthy vines produce quality fruit and thus more expressive terroir-driven wines.

The fruit from two parcels is assembled for this wine. The first, known as Des Dames Huguettes is one of the most beautiful parcels of the Hautes Cotes de Nuits. The other is located at the bottom of the hill at the entrance to the village in the Les Petits Chaliots vineyard. Accessible in its youth, this wine of the regional appellation possesses richness and structure.

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This item is a pre-order. The estimated arrival date is still being determined. 36 bottles available.

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