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Michel Gros Vosne Romanee les Brulees 2011,  (BH90-93) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Michel Gros Vosne Romanee les Brulees

Vintage: 2011
Region: France--Burgundy--Red
Appellation: Vosne Romanee, Cote de Nuits

BH90-93
Rated 90-93 points by the Burghound: `(30+ year old vines that abut the A. F. Gros Richebourg parcel in Veroilles; aged in 50% new wood). A moderately toasty nose still allows the overtly spicy aromas of dark cherry, raspberry and cassis to shine. There is superb complexity to the intense, detailed and lightly mineral-inflected medium weight flavors that display a taut muscularity before terminating in a mouth coating and impressively persistent finish. This is excellent and worth considering though it will probably require 2 to 4 years for the wood influence to fully integrate.`More info about this producer from the Burghound: `Michel Gros, who is a student of the weather and nuances of every vintage and thus a great source of information, called 2011 a vintage `that began very early with hot and very dry weather that persisted for several months. In all of my years as a vigneron I have never treated the vines so few times at the beginning of a growing season. The flowering took place in May and was a full three weeks in advance of a typical flowering, which is what we experienced in 1997, 2003 and 2007. The heat was not to last however because after the 8th of July the conditions changed drastically as it became rainy and cool. The weather remained as such until the last week of August and the three weeks we were in advance of a normal season had shrunk to only two. One of the key aspects that I find interesting is that despite conditions that were ripe for disease pressure, we really had very little until around the 20th of July when we started to see some spots of mildew as well as some botrytis but very little oidium. I decided to begin picking on the 31st of August though that`s a bit deceptive because we harvested our parcel of Clos de Vougeot and then stopped until the 3rd of September when we began anew. There was enough botrytis that you had to sort carefully, in fact we sorted twice, which is to say once in the vineyard and again at the cuverie. In fact I was so worried about making sure that we sorted thoroughly I employed one sorter for each two harvesters. As it turns out, because the harvest weather was basically perfect the sorting wasn`t so difficult. The potential alcohols were solid if not high at between 12 and 12.5%. Once I was convinced that the fruit we kept was both ripe and rigorously clean I concentrated the musts between 5 and 10%, which was enough to raise the potential alcohols about .5%. As to the wines, there is better acidity in 2011 than there was with the 2007s and because the underlying phenolics are ripe, the wines should have no trouble aging well.``


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Michel Gros Vosne Romanee les Brulees

Vintage: 2011
Region: France--Burgundy--Red
Appellation: Vosne Romanee, Cote de Nuits

BH90-93
Rated 90-93 points by the Burghound: `(30+ year old vines that abut the A. F. Gros Richebourg parcel in Veroilles; aged in 50% new wood). A moderately toasty nose still allows the overtly spicy aromas of dark cherry, raspberry and cassis to shine. There is superb complexity to the intense, detailed and lightly mineral-inflected medium weight flavors that display a taut muscularity before terminating in a mouth coating and impressively persistent finish. This is excellent and worth considering though it will probably require 2 to 4 years for the wood influence to fully integrate.`More info about this producer from the Burghound: `Michel Gros, who is a student of the weather and nuances of every vintage and thus a great source of information, called 2011 a vintage `that began very early with hot and very dry weather that persisted for several months. In all of my years as a vigneron I have never treated the vines so few times at the beginning of a growing season. The flowering took place in May and was a full three weeks in advance of a typical flowering, which is what we experienced in 1997, 2003 and 2007. The heat was not to last however because after the 8th of July the conditions changed drastically as it became rainy and cool. The weather remained as such until the last week of August and the three weeks we were in advance of a normal season had shrunk to only two. One of the key aspects that I find interesting is that despite conditions that were ripe for disease pressure, we really had very little until around the 20th of July when we started to see some spots of mildew as well as some botrytis but very little oidium. I decided to begin picking on the 31st of August though that`s a bit deceptive because we harvested our parcel of Clos de Vougeot and then stopped until the 3rd of September when we began anew. There was enough botrytis that you had to sort carefully, in fact we sorted twice, which is to say once in the vineyard and again at the cuverie. In fact I was so worried about making sure that we sorted thoroughly I employed one sorter for each two harvesters. As it turns out, because the harvest weather was basically perfect the sorting wasn`t so difficult. The potential alcohols were solid if not high at between 12 and 12.5%. Once I was convinced that the fruit we kept was both ripe and rigorously clean I concentrated the musts between 5 and 10%, which was enough to raise the potential alcohols about .5%. As to the wines, there is better acidity in 2011 than there was with the 2007s and because the underlying phenolics are ripe, the wines should have no trouble aging well.``


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