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Domaine du Chateau Gris Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Chateau Gris Monopole 2018 (6912)
  

Domaine du Chateau Gris Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Chateau Gris Monopole 2018 (6912)

France - Burgundy - Cote de Nuits - Nuits-St-Georges
Pinot Noir

Jasper Morris MW: Dense purple, definitely showing the plums qualities of Nuits-St-Georges. Pretty and perfumed graceful red fruit, almost some apple and orange zest, far from massive and the tannins are refined. A really stylish, elegant Nuits.


AUD$199.95
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Professional Reviews

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Wine Enthusiast - Anne Krebiehl MW

Smoke and a toasty glint of oak heighten the cherry notions of this wine with their aroma. The palate also uses oak to frame the fruit, which is juicy, ripe and rounded but vividly fresh. A firm yet pliable frame of ripe tannins assures this wine's structured future. The wine strikes a lovely balance and the finish reunites resonant notions of cherry, smoke and oak.

 

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Tim Atkin MW

Château Gris is a special site in Nuits-St-Georges, perched in the hills above the town and producing both a white and red of some distinction. This floral, aromatic, 25% whole bunch-fermented Premier Cru is closer to a Beaune red in style, with sappy minerality, fine tannins and flavours of red cherry, pomegranate and aromatic spices underpinned by acidity.

 

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Michael Apstein - WIne Review Online

The 1er cru vineyard, Château Gris, takes its name from the 19th century castle the Earl of Lupé-Cholet built on the site after phylloxera destroyed the vines. Instead of the usual multi-colored tiles of Burgundian roofs, it had only slate tiles, giving arise to the nickname of Gris (grey). This monopole, owned by Bichot since 1978, covers 8.5 acres and is planted with both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but only the red wine from the site is classified as 1er cru. The 2018 is positively stunning. Far more elegant than you’d expect from Nuits-St. Georges, it still conveys a touch of wildness for which the appellation is known. Long and finesse-filled, it dances on the palate. Chauvel believes that the terraced rows at different elevations in the vineyard allows for varying levels of ripeness of the grapes, imparting freshness to the wine. That likely explains its bright finish, which amplifies the wine’s charms.

 
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