Domaine Grivot


France, Burgundy

Domaine Grivot

Domaine Grivot has ascended in a way that has been quite extraordinary to watch. Over the last decade or so, the domaine has cemented its position as one of the leading domaines in Vosne: an appellation with no shortage of high performers. As Neal Martin puts it, Grivot has had “a scintillating run of form”, and is now “one of the most coveted producers in the most coveted appellation.”

The domaine comprises 15.5 hectares. There are holdings in three grand crus: Clos Vougeot, Echezeaux and Richebourg. The Grivots also have six premier crus in Vosne Romanee: Suchots, Beaumonts, and Brulees, Chaumes, Reignots and Rouges. They also make some Nuits St Georges and some village wine.

The story behind the success at Domaine Grivot has been careful fine-tuning in the vineyards and winery. Etienne Grivot’s work is today continued today by his children Mathilde and Hubert, who now run the domaine, although Etienne is still very much involved in advisory capacity. Picking is on the later side, to allow for a long slow ripening process. In the winery, the crop is always entirely de-stemmed before fermentation. The Grivots favour the gentle ‘infusion’ method of extraction with zero punch downs. Maturation is typically in around 30% new oak, using wood from four different tonnelleries.

The resulting wines combine Vosne exuberance with exceptional vibrancy and tension. The Grivots have quite clearly worked out how to get the very best from their enviable vineyard holdings – which encompass some of Burgundy’s most prestigious appellations. Jean Grivot, the founder of the modern estate who sadly passed away recently, must surely have been very proud.

Enquire about availability from this producer


Sign up to receive Offers and our updated Wine Lists