Spice. If Burgundy is the heart of the Pinot Noir universe, then Vosne-Romanée is the heart of Burgundy. Celebrated for eight centuries and boasting some of the world’s most sought-after wines, Vosne-Romanée is considered Mecca for Burgundy enthusiasts and Pinotphiles around the world.
Vosne’s eight grand cru vineyards may receive the majority of the acclaim, but, as a monk wrote centuries ago, “there are no ordinary wines in Vosne.” At the premier cru and village level too, the wines show unrivaled depth and elegance. There’s a floral character to the best wines from Vosne, a blend of silky finesse with pure intensity.
Legacy. Winemaker Michel Gros has lived his entire life in Vosne-Romanée — for a time his mother was the mayor, and his family has made wine there for nearly 200 years. Today Michel’s domaine is world famous as a top source for red Burgundy, and the wines from Vosne are at the heart of his lineup.
Last month we picked up the last few cases of Gros’s village level 2011 Vosne-Romanée. Though the wine has a bright future, the bottle we opened at the Newton Depot in December was already terrific. The nose already shows the unique, extraordinary spice and floral notes specific to the hallowed town. The mouth was dense and pure, with firm young tannins that mellowed out after an hour or so.
This is a wine to sit with and contemplate on a Sunday afternoon — decant a bottle as you put a roast into the oven, and then pour yourself a glass at the one hour mark. You’ll understand the 800 years of fame and praise.
GROS Vosne-Romanée 2011
Ansonia Retail: $70
case, half-case: $59/bot
AVAILABLE IN 6- AND 12- BOTTLE LOTS
or call Tom: (617) 249-3657
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