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A Century 1919 - 2019 Bouteilles Henri Gouges HISTORY The Gouges Family Bouteilles Henri Gouges WINES Henri Gouges
The Estate

A Family Vineyard, Wines
from Nuits Saint Georges.

For nearly a century, generations take turn to defend and highlight the wines of Nuits Saint Georges.
They were once named Henri Gouges, then Michel and Marcel; who were then replaced by Pierre and Christian, and now Grégory and Antoine. Experts of the Pinot Noir, our estate exploits 14 hectares of vines, exclusively in Nuits St Georges. The fair, straight, intense, steady, and vertical wines that we provide are what made the reputation of our estate. Our production volume is related to the climatic conditions, and our growing method focuses on quality and respect of the terroirs at the expense of the quantity.

Henri Gouges - la cave
Terroir

Located exclusively in Nuits Saint Georges at the heart of the Côte d’Or, the vineyard of the estate extends nowadays on nearly 14 hectares.

Climates

The estate of Henri Gouges exploits 10 parcels of AOC, a unique heritage, a living mosaic. Among these appellations are 7 Premiers Crus (1 white and 6 red - wines) and a family monopole: the Clos des Porrets Saint Georges.

Cépages

The Henri Gouges estate is an expert of the Pinot noir, and of the “Pinot Gouges”, a white Pinot discovered by Henry Gouges himself. The vines are approximately 50 years old and are cultivated organically.

Grapes

In order to preserve the purity of fruit, grapes are picking by hand. With that in mind, winemaking is made with gravity and extraction through infusion.

Wines

The wines of Henri Gouges are reputed fair, intense, and steady. They are nowadays fine, silky, and soft, but without forgetting their strength, and their capacity of long-keeping wines.

Winery

The “décuvage”, followed by a light pressing and a sedimentation in tuns, will lead to an ageing in oak barrels during 10 to 18 months, with 10% to 30% of new barrels in a view to sublimate the terroir.

Famille Henri Gouges Vendangeurs Rang Henri Gouges
Timeline

The estate Henri Gouges
in a few key dates

1919
Beginning
Henri Gouges acquires his first parcels of Nuits Saint Georges
1924
Acquiring
Purchase of the Saint Georges. The most renowned cru of the commune.
1930
Discovery
Henri Gouges discovers a branch of white grapes on a vine plant of Pinot Noir. It’s the origin of the “Pinot Gouges”
1932
Acquiring
Purchase of the Vaucrains, after Combe des Vallerots and above the Saint Georges.
1933
Acquiring
Purchase of the Clos des Porrets Saint Georges, a monopole of the estate Henri Gouges.
1940
2nd generation
Michel and Marcel, Henri Gouges’ two sons join him. They together extended the estate to 14 hectares.
1965
Acquiring
Purchase of the Chaignots vines, the only Premier Cru the estate exploited on the North part of the appellation.
1980
3rd generation
Christian and Pierre Gouges produced pure wines with a high long-keeping potential, commercialized worldwide.
2003
4th generation
Grégory Gouges joins the estate. The fourth generation to exploit and look after the vines of Nuits St Georges.
2011
Succession
Antoine Gouges joins his cousin to ensure the future of the estate with authenticity, modernity and ecology.
The Team

Meet the Ones
Who Hide Behind the Wines of Henri Gouges

Gregory and Antoine, great-grandsons of the illustrious Henri Gouges, now ensure the succession and perpetuate the history of this family of winemakers of Nuits Saint Georges.
They keep promoting modernity, authenticity and “Gouges” knowledge that they have been transmitted. Their work and engagements illustrate more than ever the adage of the domaine:

“It is in the vineyards that the Great Wines ripen”

Grégory Gouges

Gregory Gouges

Winemaker
Antoine Gouges

Antoine Gouges

Winemaker
NEWS

The Latest News of the Henri Gouges Estate

  • Due to the health crisis, all professional events and tastings are cancelled for the moment. We hope to see you again very soon to taste together our 2019 wines which are being bottled. Please do not hesitate to contact us

  • The harvest was historically early this year and the winery was ready on the 24th of August to welcome the first grapes. An early beginning of the season and a warm summer are the reason why grapes reached optimal ripeness

  • On 14th February 2021 the 60th Vente des Vins des Hospices de Nuits will take place at the Château du Clos Vougeot. This a major event for the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation.