- Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2034
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, December 2021
The Grivot Bourgogne Rouge’s robust structure takes it some way beyond the simpler styles of Bourgogne Pinot Noir. With a black cherry bouquet, a finely weighted mid-palate and layered dark fruits, it has a touch of forest floor and plenty of flavour on the finish.
Neal Martin, December 2021,
The 2020 Bourgogne Rouge, which comes from the Vosne appelation, has a fleshy, ripe nose with mulberry and light tangerine scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a slight confit-like entry, vibrant with a tinge of cola towards the finish. Drink 2022 - 2027
Burghound, January 2022,
A fresh and distinctly earthy nose speaks mostly of various dark berries. The rich, concentrated and suave middle weight flavors possess unusually good depth and persistence on the balanced and moderately firm finale. This is an excellent Bourgogne and well worth considering. Drink 2024+
Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
The Bourgogne Rouge offers a hugely hedonistic purple colour with bouquet to match. Heady dark raspberry and loganberry. Very good acidity, perhaps more tannins than expected and a little warmth at the back.
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.