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Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux

Burgundy, France | website

A true undiscovered treasure, Jean-Michel Gaunoux’s wines are absolutely spectacular expressions of Burgundian terroir. Cultivating a mere 6ha of vines on Meursault, Pommard, and Volnay, Gaunoux produces only miniscule quantities of each of his wines, in some cases only two to three barrels. The son of the famous Francois Gaunoux, Jean-Michel has family roots that have been grounded in the Cote d'Or for several centuries. Learning from the great tradition of the region, Ganoux has had years to master his craft. His wines see 15-30% new oak and are bottled after 15-16 months; they are neither filtered nor fined, and their aging potential is outstanding.

Listed below are two of Jean-Michel's amazing 2010 1er Crus. However, the entire range is available for private order. Please feel free to contact us for more information about this amazing producer and his spectacular wines.

2010 Meursault Les Perrieres 1er Cru

$130.00

Private order

"Bright pale yellow. With its aromas of pineapple, powdered stone and tea leaf, this smells a bit sweeter than the Genevrieres. Dense but light on its feet, with terrific inner-mouth perfume to the flavors of lavender, pow- dered stone and minerals. Taut, elegant, very dry wine with superb cut and rising length. A very clear expres- sion of Perrieres terroir."

94 points– Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, September/October 2012


  • Color White
  • Reviewer Name Stephen Tanzer
  • Reviewer Score 94
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 750ml

2010 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er Cru

$130.00

Private order

"Bright pale yellow. Vibrant, very pure aromas of flowers, nutmeg and cold steel. Sweet and suave on entry, then dense and energetic in the middle, with no excess fat to the flavors of peach pit, nutmeg and acacia flower. Noble, palate-coating Puligny without an ounce of excess fat. Finishes fresh, fine-grained, dry and very long."

93 (+?) points– Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, September/October 2012


  • Color White
  • Reviewer Name Stephen Tanzer
  • Reviewer Score 93+
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 750ml