Bourgogne Rouge Jean Grivot 2019

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 12,5%
  • Origin: Bourgogne/France
  • Grapes: Pinot Noir


Etienne Grivot and his wife Marielle (Patrick Bize's sister) took over from his father in 1990, making him the fifth generation of Grivots to make wine in Vosne-Romanée. In the 1930s it was one of the first domaines to bottle and sell the wines themselves. The Grivots go back a long way in Burgundy. Indeed, two previous generations of Grivots have married girls of the same surname. Jean Grivot, whose name continues to appear on the labels, took over from his father in 1955 and handed on to his son Etienne in the early 1980s. Etienne, married to Marielle Bize from Savigny, has been through a number of incarnations as winemaker here. When he took over, his father’s style was for gentle, graceful wines which perhaps were a little weak in the lesser vintages. In 1994, a difficult year but a breakthrough vintage at the domaine, Etienne began to find his own voice and made a range of very fine wines given how poor the weather was. Since then he has not looked back and a drive to reduce yields and fine-tune his work in the vineyards and cellar since the mid-2000s continues to drive quality upwards.

The domaine is going through an exciting phase as Etienne’s talented, charming and passionate daughter Mathilde, who brings a fresh approach to this fine domaine while keeping the long-time tradition of the Grivot family is in the process of taking over the reigns. 

Mathilde and Etienne believe in getting quality first thanks to meticulous vineyard work throughout the year. The result of this hard work is healthy, ripe (both phenolic and sugar levels) and depth of concentration and flavour of the fruit. All fruit is completely destemmed. 

A simply marvellous Bourgogne Rouge that knocks the pants off many other producers’ village wines. Grivot has extensive Premier and Grand cru holdings in Vosne-Romanée, and this wine is sourced from a parcel of 50 year old vines in the village of Vosne-Romanée that Etienne considers is not good enough for other wines. Astonishingly high standards at this world-class domaine. The fruit here all comes from around Vosne-Romanée, from both sides of the D974, enhanced by some lovely old vines (some of which are 70 years old). This has rich and silky berry fruit with ripe and polished tannins and the typical ‘Grivot finesse’.