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Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir (100%)
Tasting notes: "The 2019 Nuits Saint-Georges Clos des Porrets-Saint-Georges 1er Cru has a tightly wound bouquet, iris and incense notes dominating at the moment, slightly at the expense of terroir expression. The harmonious palate is medium-bodied with fleshy red berry fruit and a touch of white pepper and clove, dovetailing into a piquant, lively finish." Vinous.
About the Wine: This is a monopole of the domain of about nine acres. It is located just below the Perrieres. It is a former quarry of Nuits Saint Georges, which was exploited by the monks of Citeaux. Sitting on the stony pink limestone Premeaux, the Clos des Porrets is composed of calcareous scree and soil rich in clay. The wines from here express an elegant finesse after only a few years in the bottle.
Expert Ratings:Vinous 90-92/100
About the Winery: Domaine Henri Gouges is located in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges, in Burgundy. The estate was founded in 1919 by Henri Gouges and continues to be owned and operated by the Gouges family. He was among the first producers to reject the Burgundian trading system then considered corrupt.
Instead, from the 1920s, Henri Gouges devoted himself to estate-bottling, a rare practice at the time. In the 1930s, when the Burgundian appellations were first designated, he successfully led a campaign against the designation of the Nuits-Saint-Georges vineyards as Grands Crus when he was both mayor of the village and appointed member of INAO.
Today, the vineyards of Domaine Henri Gouges cover 14.5 hectares, including plots spread over seven sites classified Premier Cru. Almost all wines are made from Pinot Noir, but a limited amount of white wines are also produced. A Pinot Blanc is produced under the generic Bourgogne Blanc appellation.
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