- Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
- Pinot Noir
- 2021 - 2029
- Case size
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Goedhuis, December 2019
A sweet succulent style, with hints of pomegranate and Griotte cherries. Attractively juicy and rich, with fine light tannins. Gentle and pure on the finish.
Neal Martin, January 2020,
The 2018 Bourgogne Rouge has a fragrant bouquet of dark cherries and raspberry scents, quite gentle in style. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red fruit and fine acidity. The 20% new oak lends a little weight toward the finish. This is definitely one of the superior generic red Burgundy wines you will find this year. 2021 - 2027
Burghound, January 2020,
The ripe nose offers up notes of various dark berries, cassis and a whiff of earth. There is impressive richness and volume for a regional wine while the succulent and suave flavors possess good depth and length where the only nit is a hint of warmth. Drink 2022+
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Lovely pink purple, bouncy vigorous fruit, very attractive, pure clean and classy with its baby Vosne feel, just a bit richer than usual at the end. Totally balanced.
Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
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.
This blanket regional appellation can apply to wines throughout Burgundy (60% of the area's production) as long as they comply with regulations relating to grape type, yield and alcohol content. Reds and roses are from Pinot Noir or Gamay. Whites are Chardonnay. They are usually the most straightforward of the Burgundy wines, and as a result are the least expensive and the most approachable upon release. In the hands of a more serious producer these can represent exceptional value and quality. The wines are made with the same care and attention to detail as their grander wines. However, they may not qualify for a village or communal appellation because the vines are too young or the vineyard area is outside the appellation boundary.