Our producer: Gouges Henri
Henri Gouges inherited 9 hectares of prime Nuits-St-Georges vineyards just after the First World War, and expanded his holdings significantly between 1920-1934. Today it includes 14.5 hectares – including seven of the best well-positioned 1er crus. Along Marquis d’Angerville and few other domaines, he started bottling his own wines in 1933 and marketing them directly to its clients. Henri strongly believed in low yield, and was obsessed controlling the yields. This philosophy was passed to the current generation running the domaine, and Domaine Henri Gouges is ever since famous for making consistently great wines as well for its innovations. Since it was founded in 1925, Domaine Henri Gouges made very classic Nuits-St-Georges wines, which respect its various terroirs. These days, the domaine is run by Henri’s grand children Pierre and Christian, and Pierre’s son Gregory who is mainly in charge of the wine making. One of the practices introduced by the domaine in 1977 was planting rye-grass between the rows of the vines, which proved to have lots of advantages. Since 2008 the domaine is treated exclusively organic, and since 2007 a new modern cuverie was in use.