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Nuits St Georges 1er Cru 'Ronciere' Jean Grivot 2019

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Burgundy Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 13%
  • Origin: Nuits Saint Georges/Burgundy/France
  • Grapes: Pinot Noir

Description

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.

'Domaine Grivot has been on a roll in recent vintages and the 2019 continues their scintillating run of form that has seen them become one of the most coveted producers in the most coveted appellation. Stylistically, Grivot hits that sweet spot between quite fruit-driven, structured and dense expressions of Pinot Noir, but always imbued with precision and translating their respective terroirs. ' Neal Martin, Vinous