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1976 Domaine Jean Gros Richebourg

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January 12, 2003 - $240

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PRODUCER

Domaine Jean Gros

Domaine Jean-Gros was a legendary domaine in Vosne-Romanee founded in the early 19th century by Alphonse Gros. The Gros family continued to own and operate the estate with Jean Gros at the helm during the latter part of the 20th century. When Jean retired in 1996 the estate was split into three parts with property going to each child, Michel, Bernard and Anne-Francoise. Today the heirs each run their own domaines.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanee, Richebourg

Richebourg is an 18.3-acre Grand Cru pinot noir vineyard in the Cote de Nuits, within the commune of Vosne-Romanee. The vineyard lies just to the north of La Romanee and Romanee-Conti and is situated at elevations from 260 to 280 meters. The soil is a clay, pebble, limestone and sand mixture. Richebourg includes the subsection of Les Veroilles-sous-Richebourg. Principal landholders of Richebourg are Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, with 8.78 acres; Leroy, with 1.95 acres; and Gros Frere et Soeur, with 1.73 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.