Auxey-Duresses Rouge, Trés Vieilles Vignes, Alain Gras 2021


75cl ALC 13%

Surprisingly soft and dark fruited with great weight and intensity. Black raspberry fruit fills the palate with hints of blueberries and toast with an attractive touch of spice on the finish.

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France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune

Still Red

100% Pinot Noir


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Alain Gras

Alain Gras is the best grower in the beautiful, hilltop village of Saint-Romain le Haut and for many years has been the greatest ambassador of its wines.

Alain Gras wines are listed in most of France’s Michelin three-star restaurants which is down to his own sheer determination, and his friendship with the late master chef, Bernard Loiseau, of Saulieu. The domaine stands at 15 ha, the vast majority of which is at 1,300 feet above sea level in Saint-Romain. He also has vines at 1,050 feet in Auxey-Duresses and in Les Tillets, one of Meursault’s highest lieux-dits. Hot vintages favour these cooler sites and Alain admits that global warming is actually helping him! Alain is also very keen on la chasse to the point that making an appointment with him before nightfall in the shooting season is difficult; after all, the woodcock may be in. Visiting in daylight is therefore a rare treat for us with its chance of seeing Mont Blanc from his front door. One tastes with character-filled photographs of his grandfather, who lived to the age of 92, and his centenarian great-grandfather looking on. All that fresh air and Saint-Romain wine must have stood them well. Alain took over the running of the domaine in 1979 and has recently been joined by his son Arthur.

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Vintage guide

The region basked under the summer sun in 2022, and thanks to cool nights the wines have avoided excess alcohol while retaining elegance, it all looks very promising. The 2021 vintage was severely affected by frost in the spring which means yields are historically low, the wines are fresh and juicy. 2020 was one of the earliest vintages on record following a warm summer but the wines have an appealing freshness too, like a combination of the previous two vintages. There was an absence of frost in 2019 but yields were still restricted, this time by drought, the resulting wines have great richness and concentration. A very good vintage in 2018 with no frosts in the early part of the season though rain in the first half of summer caused some disease pressure. Hail affected Nuits St-Georges and the Hautes-Côtes reducing yields. The resulting wines are rich and concentrated. Quantities in 2017 will be better than 2016 with equally good results. They are more red fruited than black, showing great elegance. 2016 proved a rollercoaster of a season with everything thrown at the growers in the early season but what fruit survived through to harvest is very good. Quantities, however, are small. 2015 is a memorable vintage for red Burgundy, certainly on the rich side. The red wines of 2014 are more ‘classic’, have a great combination of red and black fruits as well as being charmingly approachable in their youth. After a late start and a cool summer, a dry September saved the day in 2013, the Pinot being light but very pure.

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