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Domaine Michel Gros, Fontaine St. Martin Monopole, Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2015


Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France

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Winemaker Notes

The soil is made up of mixed limestone and marls from the Upper Oxfordian (Jurassic) Period. This geological stage is to be found again on the Hill of Corton situated 5 km to the south. This soil structure is commonly called “Marls of Pernand”, from the name of the village of Pernand Vergelesses, located at the foot of the Hill of Corton. The winemaker has always vinified and aged these different parcels of Hautes-Cotes separately, with the final blending only taking place shortly before bottling. In this way, he has been able to measure over almost 30 vintages the interest and originality of this wine from the Fontaine Saint Martin. This is the reason, added to the successful completion of the work of reunifying and replanting the parcel, that convinced him to highlight the individuality of this cuvee Monopole, starting from the 2014 vintage.2015 is the result of a vegetative season particularly favorable to the development of great red wines in Burgundy. The sunshine was exceptional, with a surplus of 10% compared to normal. Temperatures were 2 ° C above average in April, June and July, and 1 ° C in August and September. The drought settled in March, and explains the small volume of harvest, but also the great concentration of the wines. The tannins are smooth, the result of a perfect grape maturity and irreproachable condition. 2015 is in line with the 2005 and 2010, other great vintages of the turn of the century.

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Weight 3 lbs