Notes from North Berkeley Imports:
"Estate vines total just over one acre in villages-level vineyard “La Combe d’Orveau,’ at the southern limit of Chambolle, near the borderwith Vosne-Romanée. Facing east; part of a small valley (“combe”) that spills into grand cru vineyards Echezeaux, Grands-Echezeaux and Clos Vougeot. ‘Orveau’ is a stony plot, with alluvial material and white marne.
Aromas of violets, red plums, red cherries and spice notes. Medium-bodied, suave and silky; light peppery finish
Anne Gros simply is one of the top winemakers in Burgundy today, which explains why her wines have inspired such a cult-like following. Importantly for us, Gros personifies the sort of winemaker with whom we have always sought to work: an artisan with a clear vision of her terroir and talents, and the grace to be humble despite the weight of Burgundian tradition and family history.
Anne Gros took over her father’s winery (Domaine François Gros) in the late 1980s. Yet there have been Gros family members in Vosne since the 1830s; land holdings have split among family members for generations. Today, there are four separate wineries in Vosne owned by the extended Gros family, including Domaine Anne Gros: Gros Frere et Soeur, Anne-Francoise Gros and Michel Gros, all of whom are Anne’s cousins.