Domaine Jean Grivot

Brand Description

Domaine Jean Grivot is among the great names in Burgundian wine. Étienne Grivot and his wife Marielle (Patrick Bize's sister) took over from Étienne’s father Jean Grivot in 1987. The Grivot family believes in generational change and in 2017, Étienne and Marielle’s daughter, Mathilde, took over for her parents. Mathilde brings a fresh approach while maintaining the longtime traditions of the Grivot family.

The recently renovated winery and cellar is in Vosne-Romanée where most of the Grivot vineyards are located. The domaine has been assembled over several generations to its current size of 15.5 hectares and includes holdings in three grand crus: Clos de Vougeot, Echézeaux, and Richebourg. Mathilde believes 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 flavor of the fruit. Today, the vineyards are densely planted and farmed organically “sans certification,” while the aim in the cellar is for balance and clear expression of terroir.


Location of Vineyard

Vosne-Romanée is the home of many great domaines and lays claim to six of the Côte de Nuits’ 24 grand crus. The commune and its vineyards sit between Vougeot to its north and Nuits-Saint-Georges to its south, with the grand crus at mid-slope directly behind the village. Domaine Jean Grivot’s 15.5 hectares spread across 22 appellations with vineyards in the communes of Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot, Chambolle-Musigny, and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Besides the three grand crus, there are 8 premier crus including the much lauded Les Beaux Monts and Suchots in Vosne-Romanée. Étienne believes in farming with minimal impact to the environment and eschews the use of chemicals in the vineyard. He’s also hired a horse, Pirate, to plough his holdings in Richebourg, Echézeaux, Beau Monts, and Suchots to minimize the impact on the soil.  

Winemaking Philosophy

The grapes are entirely destemmed and maceration à froid usually lasts just a day or two. The fermentation starts naturally, with a little punching down before this fermentation begins. There is no more pigeage after fermentation begins, “I don’t like to mix the physical (punching down) with the spiritual (fermentation),” said Étienne. After fermentation, the wines are pumped over once a day before aging in barrel for 15 months. Depending on the vintage, the proportion of new oak is around 25% for the villages appellations, 30-40% for the premier crus and 40-45% percent for the grands crus.

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“An elegant style, with a cherry and raspberry core shaded by smoky oak, spice and mineral flavors. Juicy midpalate, showing persistence and intensity through the long, kaleidoscopic finish. Delivers exquisite balance and structure.” — acclaim for 2021 Domaine Jean Grivot Clos de Vougeot from Wine Spectator, Feb 2024
“Draws you in with seductive aromas of rose, sandalwood, vanilla and wild strawberry, while the fruit and savory flavors persist on the palate. Silky and complex, with a compelling presence that extends on the ethereal, mineral-infused aftertaste. This red is a marriage of power and finesse.” — acclaim for 2021 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts from Wine Spectator, Feb 2024
“Alluring perfume of wild rose, hint of jasmine. Dark-berry fruit, crisp tannin and bright acidity on the finish. Plenty of structure and concentration for further ageing.”– 16+ points (reviewed by AWH) — acclaim for 2022 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanéez from Jancis Robinson, Jan 2024
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