A very small domaine producing just two wines from high, terraced limestone-rich vineyards in Nuits-St-Georges
Chateau Gris was constructed in 1802 in the middle of its 3.5 hectare vineyard in Nuits-St-Georges. After the vines were destroyed by phylloxera in the late 19th century the chateau was renovated and instead of the usual coloured Burgundian tiles the roof was covered in grey slate. The locals began to refer to the building as Chateau Gris (the grey castle) and the name stuck.
Two wines are produced from the chateau's high, terraced vineyards. At the top of the property is a 0.70 ha parcel of Chardonnay. The name of the lieu-dit is Les Terrasses. The domaine produces around 6000 bottles of the unique Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Chateau Gris Monopole red from 2.80 ha of pinot noir vines.
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The high altitude (280 metres), steep slopes facing due east and clay-limestone soil make for extremely elegant and fresh expressions of Nuits-St-Georges.
In addition to the current 2011 vintage the domaine has generously made available a selection of wines from back vintages including 2005 and 2010 including a number of magnums. These are rare and special wines.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER. Buy a Case (mixed or a single wine) of Chateau Gris before 18 October 2013 and we'll give you an extra 10% discount off the Pre Arrival Prices. Please phone or email your order to receive this bonus discount.
Domaine du Chateau Gris Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Chateau Gris Rouge
The red wine of the domaine grown on 2.8 ha of terraced vines surrounding the chateau. Part of Les Crots the monopole Chateau Gris is the highest 1er Cru vineyard in Nuits-St-Georges. The drainage off the high limestone soil makes for an extremely fresh, focused and mineral Nuits-St-Georges as frequently noted by Burghound.
Domaine du Chateau Gris Nuits-St-Georges Les Terrasses Blanc
The white vineyard is just 0.70 ha in size. Chardonnay makes up just 2% of the production of Nuits-St-Georges making this a most unusual and rare wine. Fresh, citric, vibrant and stylish are words used to describe Les Terrasses.
To view the full range of Domaine du Chateau Gris wines on our website click here. You may order on our website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (03) 9326 5737.