- Domaine Etienne Grivot (formerly Jean Grivot)
- Pinot Noir
- 2024 - 2035
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, December 2021
The Grivot family own 2.7 hectares extending over nine lieux-dits, which combine to produce an archetypal village Vosne Romanée. A savoury style, with dark toffee, blueberry and olive scents. Full and concentrated, with very well integrated alcohol, a sweet line of vanilla oak and mouth-watering finish.
Neal Martin, December 2021,
The 2020 Vosne-Romanée Village is very well defined on the nose, the 30% new oak nicely integrated, redcurrant, cranberry and wild strawberry notes emerging in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a little toastiness on the entry, dark berry fruit with a touch of cedar towards the Morey-like finish. Fine, but it will need 2-3 years in bottle. Drink 2025 - 2035
Burghound, January 2022,
Here the nose is firmly reduced today though there is good freshness and verve to the intense, sleek and beautifully defined medium weight flavors that possess very fine concentration that helps to buffer the moderately firm but fine tannic spine supporting the balanced and impressively persistent finish. This too is a very good wine in the context of its level. Drink 2027+
Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
The typical super dense purple colour of the vintage. A little bit of cooked cherry. Tough tannins behind, very good acidity, this is a bit of a firm beast, fortunately with good acidity as well. Very long concentrated dark fruit at the finish. Chalky tannins come from the white soil of Aux Raviolles, I am told.
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.
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.