Domaine A-F Gros
Domaine A-F Gros was created in 1988 when Jean and Jeanine Gros passed on their estate to their three children, Michel, Bernard and Anne-Françoise. Their cousin Anne Gros also owns an estate, so there are now four “Gros” domaines with extensive holdings in Vosne-Romanée and other top villages in the Côte d’Or. Anne-Françoise married François Parent, a prominent vigneron in Pommard, and both of their operations are now together under one roof in a renovated facility in the center of Beaune (along with that of their daughter, Caroline Parent.)
Anne-Françoise and François (pictured below) live in Pommard, which is where I first met them many years ago. I’ve been a fan of the A-F Gros wines for a long time, and had always hoped to be able to work with them. They are one of the top families in Burgundy, and their wines are Burgundian royalty.
François makes the wines for his wife’s estate as well as his own. The wines are very polished and elegant in style – which is an apt descriptor for the family members as well. These are an attractive bunch of people making some very attractive wines. In addition to the holdings inherited from the Jean Gros estate, they purchased an estate based in Flagey-Echezeaux and another in Savigny-lès-Beaune. They now make wine from a staggering array of Burgundy’s best appellations, including Richebourg, Echezeaux, Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-St. Denis, Volnay, Pommard, Beaune and Savigny-lès-Beaune!