About Domaine Henri Gouges
In the 1920s, Burgundy producer Henri Gouges distinguished himself and his domaine by becoming one of the first winemakers to bottle his own wine. His entrepreneurial and forward-thinking spirit would display itself again in his adventurous propagation of a rare strain of white Pinot Noir in the '30s. Following a dip in quality in the 1980s, it's safe to say that Domaine Henri Gouges is back. This time, however, it's Henri's grandsons, Pierre and Christian, who are at the helm.
Today's wines are once again at the top of their appellation: concentrated, solidly structured, and generally in need of patience. Grapes are harvested from the 14.5 hectare vineyard located in Nuit-Saint-Georges. Among seven Premier Crus, the most distinguished is the 3.5 hectare Clos-des-Porrets, where Henri discovered the white Pinot Noir years ago.