Its name says it all; this is packed with stunning red cherry fruits. This vineyard’s elevated position produces a great zesty acidity, with fine supporting tannins and a touch of sweetness on the finish. A very pure precise style.
The 2014 Vosne\Romanée 1er Cru les Rouges was showing just a touch of reduction on the nose. The palate is firm and structured on the entry, a slightly more masculine and serious les Rouges this year. The acidity is nicely judged; it is precise but like the les Chaumées, it is very linear and strict on the finish, refusing to fan out like a more benevolent vintage. Give it 3-4 years in bottle. Drink 2019-2033
This is tense and pounding…it is energetic and has crushed, pomegranate red fruit and bright, zesty crunchy tannins. An energetic wine with plenty of freshness and leafy brightness at the end. Lively and intense...
One of the most famous names in Vosne Romanée, Domaine Grivot dates back to the nineteenth century. Over the years and marriages, the domaine grew to include vineyards in notable appellations such as Clos de Vougeot, Echézeaux and Richebourg. Etienne, the fifth generation of the family to run the estate, returned to Burgundy from work experience in California in the 1980s. He eventually took over from his father completely in 1990. Over time and through experience, Etienne has created his own style of wine, which many tasters consider to be growing in elegance. The wines remain powerful and rich, true vins de garde, which usually need several years of cellaring to soften and develop. Those patient enough to wait know that the wines of Etienne Grivot are exceptional. In 2012 his children Mathilde and Hubert joined him at the family domaine, and the three share a united vision. It is a harmonious and collaborative family team. They eschew the trend for analysing every drop of juice, and pay much more attention to the vegetative cycle of their vines. The year’s weather conditions will dictate how the team handles the grapes in the cellar far more than the complex chemical analyses which comes back from the lab.
The vineyards of the modest village of Vosne Romanée are arguably the most sought after in the Côte d'Or. It is host to excellent Village and Premier Cru wines, but it is its most famous Grand Crusthat truly stand out: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Grands Echézeaux, Echézeaux, Romanée St. Vivant and La Romanée as well as Cros Parentoux, a Premier Cru vineyard which attracts Grand Cru attention (and prices). Vosne-Romanée can be remarkably robust and powerful, yet be charming and fleshy giving it one of the most diverse styles of the region.