Domaine Jean Grivot
Côte de Nuits
Domaine Jean Grivot’s history tracks back to the French Revolution, when the Grivot family started their move from the Jura to Vosne-Romanée, although their origins goes back to Italy’s Val d’Aosta.
Jean Grivot took over after his dad’s death in 1955, and since 1959 all the domaine’s wines were estate bottled. Ever since, the domaine gained exceptional reputation for both the quality of the wines and the transparency of the respective terroirs.
In 1982 Jean’s son Etienne joined him, after completing his formal Aenologie studies in Beaune and stage both in France and California. Gradually, responsibilities were transferred to Etienne, and since 1987 he was in charge of both the vineyards and cellars.
The domaine is going through an exciting phase as responsibility transferred from the hands of Etienne to the talented, educated and passionate hands of his daughter Mathilde, who brings a fresh approach to this fine domaine while keeping the long time tradition of the Grivot family. The process of “generational change” in Domaine Grivot has been extremely smooth and very successful. The winery and cellars have just completed a massive reconstruction, bringing it to top modern standards.
Mathilde and Etienne believe 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. The wine-making technique is classic modern. The fruit is completely destemmed. A 5 to 7 days of pre- fermentation maceration at 12-15 degrees is applied, and after about 3 weeks the wines are transferred to casks. About 40% of the barrels being used are new.
Over the last decade, Domaine Grivot is considered one of the top and most consistent names in Vosne-Romanée.