Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: NUIT680
These vineyards are situated on the Vosne-Romanée side of Nuits-Saint-Georges and thereby take influences from both villages – the linearity of Nuits-Saint-Georges and the seductive succulence of Vosne-Romaneé. In 2021 Grivot lost 50% of his grapes in Nuits, with the grapes 100% destemmed.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

Domaine Jean Grivot

Along with Domaine Tollot Beaut this 15 ha domaine was one of the first to bottle its own wines, back in the 1930’s. It is now in the hands of the 5th generation, Etienne Grivot, who produces some of the most classic wines in the whole of Burgundy, with an average vine age of around 45 - 50 years old. His motto is simple! “Wine is a therapy – you need to feel better after it than before!” Etienne Grivot succeeded his father, Jean, in 1987 and today presides over 15 hectares of vines spread accross Nuits, Vosne, Vougeot and Echézeaux. Etienne has some great raw materials to work with. He destems 95% and stops the practice of ‘pigeage’ as soon as the fermentation starts, continuing with one ‘pumping over’ the skins per day before the ferment stops and the wines are transferred to barrel. He uses 30% new oak for village wines, 40-50% new oak for 1er Crus and up to 70% new oak for his Grand Cru’s. This is one of the modern-day, benchmark Burgundian domaines. The estate’s densely-planted old vines (the average age is 40 years old) produce naturally-low yields and, together with Etienne’s organic approach to viticulture and sensible winemaking, result in vivid, pure, very well-balanced Burgundies. The wines are much more softly extracted than when Etienne first started, the winemaking is incredibly flexible, depending on the vintage, but usually only 5% of stalks are retained, and rarely more than a third of the barrels are new. A reference point for good Burgundy.
The colour is dark and deep, the nose forward and intense, suggesting smoked raspberries, mulled spice and cherry. The palate is bursting with red and black fruits, cherry liquour, oriental spices and subtle oak. The tannins are plush, ripe and hold the wine perfectly. This is a lovely, almost pre-expression of Pinot – powerful yet seductive at the same time.
100% destemmed. Aged for 15 months in 20% new oak.

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