Domaine Jean Grivot is among the great names in Burgundian wine. Étienne Grivot and his wife Marielle took over from Étienne’s father Jean Grivot in 1987, and were joined by their daughter Mathilde in 2017. Organic farming, dense vine planting, and hard work in the vineyard give a ripe concentrated style. Grivot produces the classic expression of Vosne-Romanée, aromas and flavors of red berries, herbs, and purple flowers with a rich, ripe fruit palate. This is the iron fist in the floral velvet glove.
The Grivots make some very smart wines at premier and grand cru level, but don't overlook this village Vosne, made with grapes from 10 parcels and six different terroirs. It's a classic expression of 2017: fresh, juicy and scented, with supple tannins, plenty of succulent red berry fruit, and stylishly integrated 20% new wood. Pure pleasure in the glass.