Gros Frère et Soeur
The Gros family is no stranger to great Red Burgundy. Rooted in the village of Vosne-Romanée, the Gros’ winemaking legacy dates back to the early 19th century, and today, is now split into four distinct entities (Gros Frère et Soeur, Anne Gros, Michel Gros, and Anne-Françoise Gros).
The original Gros estate was founded by Louis Gros in 1930. Upon his death, Louis’ four children inherited and split up the family holdings. Gustave and Colette, a Brother-and-sister duo, joined forces to found the aptly named Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur in 1963. After Gustave’s passing in 1984, the domaine was taken over by his nephew, Bernard, alongside his aunt Colette. Today, the domaine is spearheaded by Bernard’s children, Elodie and Vincent.
Since 1984, the estate has grown from 8 hectares of vines to an impressive 23, of which 5 hectares are planted to white grape varieties. Their vines are situated across some of the Côte de Nuits’ most coveted appellations and crus, including within Richebourg, Echézeaux, Grands Echézeaux, and Clos Vougeot. All vineyards are farmed with sustainable practices and pruned / green harvested to encourage low yields.
At Domaine Gros Frère & Soeur, all fruit is harvested by hand, sorted, and fully destemmed. Each cuvée is vinified in concrete vats and undergoes pigeage once or twice a day, depending on the maturity of the fruit. Post-fermentation, the wines are aged in burgundian oak barrels (50% new for grand crus) and allowed to rest on their fine lees for the first 12 months. Wines are filtered before bottling if deemed necessary.
In addition to lowering yields in the vineyards, all chemical use was eschewed and swapped for more natural alternatives, so as to create more precise and terroir-driven wines.
Domaine Gros Frère & Soeur wines are known for their deep hues, pronounced aromatics, and concentrated flavor profiles. These flavorful bottles are perfect for Burgundy lovers that prefer fuller-bodied expressions of wine from the region, as well as those looking to lay stellar bottles down in the cellar for the long haul.