This benchmark Burgundy domaine has 15 hectares in Vosne Romanee, with some of the best sites such as Clos de Vougeot, Échezeaux and Richebourg. The Domaine’s history goes back to the French Revolution, when the Grivot family moved from Jura to the grand village of Vosne Romanee; although the family can trace its origins to Italy. The Grivot family turned its attention to wine-making by the end of the 19th Century led primarily by Gaston Grivot, the grandfather of Etienne Grivot. The vigorous Gaston focused his attention on acquiring leading parcels in the Cote de Nuits, adding to these further through marriage. He made many advancements including, in 1919, being one of the first estates to bottle in its own winery. Jean Grivot assumed the reins in 1955 after his father’s death and in 1959 all wines were estate bottled, since which time the Domaine has gained an extraordinary reputation for the quality of its wine and the embodiment of its wonderful terroir. In 1990, Etienne took over from his father, Jean, becoming the fifth generation of Grivots to make wine in the village of Vosne Romanee. The torch has now been passed onto Etienne’s daughter Mathilde. The Domaine’s vines are densely planted and old, aged 40 years and above, and the yields are naturally low. In the winery, the bunches are mostly de-stemmed and undergo a long cold maceration before fermentation in stainless steel, followed by elevage with a generous use of new oak, up to 70% for Grand Crus. The wines, which are bottled unfined and unfiltered, are fruitdriven, complex and dense, possessing real class and a sense of terroir. Today the winemaking style can be described as a synthesis between classic and modern. The wines have a very personal touch and are some of the most aromatically profound of all producers, with wonderful density.
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