Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-Saint-Georges 2019

A$157.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Burgundy, France
Rating
91 points

Vintages

2019

Description

Domaine Henri Gouges is arguably the most famous Domaine in Nuits St. Georges. The Gouges family has been vineyard proprietors in Nuits for generations and proprietors of the current Domaine since 1919. Henri Gouges, along with the Marquis d' Angerville from Volnay, was at the forefront of the war against fraud in Burgundy in the 1920s and in the 1930s he was heavily involved with delineating the crus in Burgundy for the Institut National d'Appellation d'Origine, and he was a member of that regulatory body at its outset.

Currently run by cousins Pierre and Christian Gouges, grandsons of the original Henri, with the next generation now joining in. No prisoners are taken here – these are wines designed to age for the long term and if they happen to show awkwardly in their youth, tant pis. Two historical aspects of note: the original Henri Gouges was mayor of Nuits-St-Georges when the various appellation classifications were being decided. He advocated that no vineyards be proposed for grand cru, even though – or perhaps because – he was a significant owner of the candidate most likely to succeed, Les St-Georges. It was also in his time that some of his Pinot vines mutated from red to white grapes and became the Pinot Gouges with which the domaine’s white Perrières are planted. Other vignerons have been supplied with cuttings too.

It is the fruit of a blending of 5 climates: the Plateaux, Belles Croix, Fleurières, Brûlées, and the Chaliots, for a surface area of 2 hectares. All of these parcels are located at the south of Nuits Saint Georges, at the start of the hillside, on deep soils, with a blending of clay, alluvium, and limestone gravels. These wines are pure and generous, and need a few years before being tasted, to show their true potential

Rating

Score
91 points
Reviewer
Inside Burgundy
Review

Rich deep purple, this also has an almost too-ripe nose but more in ultra-ripe grapes rather than prunes, and the acidity is good. This will fill out nicely, there is already a wealth of flesh backed by a few tannins, so all should be fine. The Nuits-St-Georges certainly finishes on a fresher note.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Alcohol
13.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2032

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