100 years after Henri Gouges, the Family still protects the Climates of Burgundy.
The war leading to a decrease in prices, Henri Gouges (1889-1967) jumps at the opportunity and acquires the major part of the vines that constitute the estate today. 1920 – Henri – Nuits Saint Georges mark the beginning of the Gouges’ history.
It is with deepest pride that we perpetuate nowadays the legacy of this great man: Strong advocate of the Patrimoine Bourguignon, visionary and pioneer, from the bottling to the estate. President of the syndicate defending the Grands Vins de Bourgogne, Henri Gouges is the spearhead of the law on AOC and was the representative of the Burgundian viticulture at the steering community of the INAO.
“It is in the vineyards that the Great Wines ripen”, this adage guides all of our choices since the creation of the estate. In 1940, Marcel and Michel Gouges decided to replant the old vineyard to ensure the future. Pierre and Christian attended to modernize the wine production techniques and were the first ones to follow the path of a sustainable viticulture with nothing but quality. This era is marked by exportation, and the wines of Henri Gouges began traveling around the world.
Concerned about the current issues, Grégory and Antoine Gouges, decided to mark their era of responsibility and ecology. For 15 years, the whole estate has been working according to the principles of organic farming. Prioritizing biodiversity, focusing on the vine root development, and supporting the development of microorganisms, the study of soil and its exchanges are the keywords of this fourth generation.
A family that oscillates constantly between tradition in one hand, and openness to its era and a vision of future on the other. As evidenced by the history of the “Pinot Gouges”, where this capacity to combine innovation and tradition is most reflected.