Domaine Henri Gouges

Domaine Henri Gouges

The 15 ha Domaine Henri Gouges has excellent holdings in Nuits-St-Georges and produces some of the village’s most highly regarded wines. Very much still family-run, the estate dates from the return of Henri Gouges from WW1; subsequently he was one of the earliest to market estate-bottled burgundies.

With the grandsons of the founder, Pierre and Christian Gouges, taking a back seat, Grégory Gouges, fourth generation, is now running the show with his younger cousin Antoine. Our visits usually start by a venerably old, hand-painted, raised-relief map which hangs on a wall in the townhouse Gouges headquarters, with Grégory explaining how his organic methods are successfully adapted to varying climatic conditions. Domaine Henri Gouges produces, in our opinion, deliciously intense wines, whose tannins are much more subtle than in former years. Grégory puts down this softening not only to better vineyard work, but also to employing gravity rather than pumping the wines around the smart new winery. From the yard there are fine views up to a patchwork of terraced vines above the town.

  1. Nuits-St-Georges, H Gouges
    Nuits-Saint-Georges, Henri Gouges 2016
    Pinot Noir 12.5% Vol
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    From three parcels of vines, combining various terroirs around the town, this wine has balance and...
    £52.00 per bottle
  2. Nuits-Saint-Georges, Henri Gouges 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Nuits-Saint-Georges, Henri Gouges 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Bright, crunchy red currant and raspberry fruit, plenty of juiciness on the palate with a hint of...
    £195.00 per case
  3. Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Clos des Porrets St Georges, Henri Gouges 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Clos des Porrets St Georges, Henri Gouges 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Parma violets and brambly fruit on the nose. Good richness with black cherries on the palate some...
    £249.00 per case
  4. Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Les Pruliers, Henri Gouges 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Les Pruliers, Henri Gouges 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Dense and dark in colour, this is more closed and more brooding on the nose; on the palate a little...
    £321.00 per case
  5. Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Les Vaucrains, Henri Gouges 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Les Vaucrains, Henri Gouges 2017-En Primeur (Red)
    Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    Vaucrains is an upper slope vineyard with thin soils, consequently giving a concentrated wine in...
    £423.00 per case
  6. Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Pruliers,Gouges
    Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Les Pruliers, Henri Gouges 2016
    Pinot Noir Burgundy > Côte de Nuits
    From deep red soils just south of the town, this is proper Nuits-St-Georges: dark, masculine and...
    £79.00 per bottle