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Domaine Michel Gros Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2012
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Michel Gros is a member of the sixth generation in a dynasty of Burgundian vignerons that dates back to 1830 in the village of Vosne-Romanee. In 1975 Michel, the eldest of Jean Gros' children, began working with his father at the family estate, Domaine Jean Gros. He then established his own Domaine in 1979 and ran both properties until his father retired in 1995 and divided the Jean Gros estate amongst his three children - Anne-Francoise (Domaine A-F Gros), Bernard (Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur), and Michel (Domaine Michel Gros). Michel inherited the five acre monopole Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Clos des Reas, which had been in the family since 1860, two parcels in Nuits-St.-Georges, one plot in Vosne-Romanee and another in Hautes Cotes de Nuits. In 1997, the Ecard family entrusted Michel with the management of their properties in Nuits-St.-Georges (including the 1er Crus Vignerondes and Murgers) and Vosne-Romanee; and later, in 2008, a parcel in Hautes Cotes de Nuits. In total, Michel now farms 57.5 acres, of which 38 are located in the Hautes Cotes de Nuits. Each of the Gros wines reflects the depth and class of its individual terroir, as well as the commitment of its humble but passionately dedicated vigneron. In recognition of his work, Michel has been awarded numerous medals and accolades, including "Best Red Wine Maker" and "Best Pinot Noir" awards at the International Wine Challenge in 2002 and 2003. [+]