Domaine Henry Gouges, Nuits saint Georges Clos des Porrets-Saint-Georges Cuvee Hors d’Âge
Domaine Henry Gouge owns 7 top Premier Cru vineyards in the commune of Nuits Saint Georges. One of them is the monopole vineyard of Clos des Porrets Saint Georges. What is less known is that a tiny part of this vineyard is very unique: Its vines were planted in 1904, and it was purchased by Henry Gouge himself from the Liger Belair family in 1924.
The Gouge family was aware of the unique history and characteristics of this parcel, but it was not till the 2017 vintage when Gregory Gouge decided to vinify, age and bottle this special Cuvee separately. Due to its vines age, the yield of this parcel is less than 15 HL/ha. Only two barrels were made and the wine will be bottled and labeled differently than the other domaine’s wines, in honour of Henry Gouge & his tradition.