Domaine Jean Grivot
The evolution of this domaine over the past decade has been remarkable. Etienne joined his father Jean in the 1980s, having already persuaded him to abandon chemical fertilizers a couple of years previously. In his formative years he was a fan of long cold soaks and made wines of a certain robustness. Gradually, over time, as he mellowed into middle age and his vineyards began to flourish without their reliance on chemicals, so his winemaking became gentler. Since the mid-noughties the wines have become more and more refined, more fragrant and more sumptuous, impressive expressions of both their cépage and their terroir. Today, the domaine is one of the very finest in the village and it enters the next phase of its life in great health. The next phase is the transition to the next generation, namely Etienne’s children, Mathilde and Hubert, with Mathilde, the eldest by 3 years, the one taking the lead in the cellar. And one can’t mention this domaine without mentioning the breathtaking, towering new building that soars into the sky from the domaine to overlook the vineyards of the village with majestic authority. With a glass of Beaux Monts in your hand and some barbecued suckling pig on your plate as the sun sets in the distance, life is not too bad. Jumpers for goal posts. ` This address acts as a barometer for how well the appellation performed, since the domaine is virtually a roll call of the villages most esteemed premier crus, not to mention one or two choice grand crus.` Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com, December 2013.
Winemaker: Etienne Grivot
Hectares: 12.32 hectares
Clos de vougeot GC 1.86ha, Echézeaux GC 0.84ha, Richebourg GC 0.31ha, Nuits-St-Georges PC Aux Boudots 0.84ha, Nuits-St-Georges PC Les Pruliers 0.76ha, Nuits-St-Georges PC Les Roncières 0.50ha, Vosne-Romanée PC Les Beaux Monts 0.93ha, Vosne-Romanée PC Aux Brûlées 0.26ha, Vosne-Romanée PC Les Chaumes 0.15ha, Vosne-Romanée PC Aux Reignots 0.07ha, Vosne-Romanée PC Les Rouges 0.33ha, Vosne-Romanée PC Les Suchots 0.21ha, Chambolle-Musigny La Combe d`Orveau 0.62ha, Nuits-St-Georges Les Charmois 0.52ha, Nuits-St-Georges Aux Lavières 0.62ha, Vosne-Romanée 2.77ha, Vosne-Romanée Bossières 0.73ha
The Nuits seemed to have flourished at Grivot this year with both the village version and the Pruliers also standing out. But this was the pick. It`s a classic Boudots with all the Vosne voluptuousness one could want sexing up the Nuits minerality and earthiness. Classy, refined and refreshing. Drink from 2020
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