The Gros family dynasty dates back to 1830 when Alphonse Gros married Madame Latour and settled in Vosne Romanee in the Burgundy area of France. This is now the home of Jean Gros and when Jean retired in 1995, the estate was divided among the three siblings Anne, Michel and Bernard. They each maintain their own very individual and personal styles in their philosophy and winemaking even though they have neighbouring properties and this particular branch is run by Michel Gros.
Noticeable if not dominant wood toast fights slightly with the earthy and sauvage-inflected dark berry fruit scents. There is a lovely sense of energy and freshness to the medium weight flavors that are not especially dense but they do possess both good balance and persistence on the mildly rustic finale. A competent villages.