The Gros family have been vignerons in the village of Vosne-Romanée since 1830. Domaine Michel Gros was created in 1995 when Jean Gros retired and divided the domaine amongst his three children. Michel inherited some magnificent parcels of vines and in 1997 the Ecard family entrusted Michel with the running of their 3.5 hectares in Vosne Romanée and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Michel now has 18 hectares under vine – half in the Côtes de Nuits and half in the Hautes Côtes. He ensures that yields are kept low, everything is hand-picked and there is a rigorous sorting prior to total destemming. He hasn’t chaptalized for a number of years, preferring (only when necessary) to use a juice concentrator for a small percentage of the must.