Domaine Af Gros Bourgogne Hautes Cotes De Nuits 2018

pts
Huon Hooke
SKU
AFBH201810 UCAU
$83.99 Per item
Price:
Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$83.99 Per item
There has been a sorting table at the family winery since 2008, after which the grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The grapes are given a short cool maceration, then fermented with more pumping over than punching down, with the juice being concentrated by a similar machine to that used by Michel and Bernard Gros, if necessary. This wine is matured in large format (5000L) French oak to add oxygen but not oaky flavours. The predominance of calcareous and clay soils is the origin of a very identifiable vintage. Powerful and velvety on a deep garnet color, intense bouquet of blackcurrant, blackberry and musk, long tannins dominated by strong acidity.
There has been a sorting table at the family winery since 2008, after which the grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The grapes are given a short cool maceration, then fermented with more pumping over than punching down, with the juice being concentrated by a similar machine to that used by Michel and Bernard Gros, if necessary. This wine is matured in large format (5000L) French oak to add oxygen but not oaky flavours. The predominance of calcareous and clay soils is the origin of a very identifiable vintage. Powerful and velvety on a deep garnet color, intense bouquet of blackcurrant, blackberry and musk, long tannins dominated by strong acidity.

Scores & Reviews

90 / 100

Huon Hooke

Medium to light red/purple colour, bright and clear. An earthy, spicy, walnut and almond scented bouquet, clean and ripe. Medium to light-body, soft texture, lovely wine and well-balanced for current drinking. Moderate concentration and length; refreshing acidity. There is nothing out of place. A very good example of a basic Burgundy.