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2002 Domaine Jean Grivot Clos De Vougeot Grand Cru

  • Producer
    Domaine Jean Grivot
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
  • Types
  • Size

Domaine Jean Grivot is among the great names in Burgundian wine. Étienne Grivot and his wife Marielle (Patrick Bize’s sister) took over from Étienne’s father Jean Grivot in 1987. The Grivot family believes in generational change and in 2017, Étienne and Marielle’s daughter, Mathilde, took over for her parents. Mathilde brings a fresh approach while maintaining the longtime traditions of the Grivot family.

The recently renovated winery and cellar is in Vosne-Romanée where most of the Grivot vineyards are located. The domaine has been assembled over several generations to its current size of 15.5 hectares and includes holdings in three grand crus: Clos de Vougeot, Echézeaux, and Richebourg. Mathilde believes 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. Today, the vineyards are densely planted and farmed organically “sans certification,” while the aim in the cellar is for balance and clear expression of terroir.

The grapes are entirely destemmed and maceration à froid usually lasts just a day or two. The fermentation starts naturally, with a little punching down before this fermentation begins. There is no more pigeage after fermentation begins. After fermentation, the wines are pumped over once a day before aging in barrel for 15 months. Depending on the vintage, the proportion of new oak is around 25% for the villages appellations, 30-40% for the premier crus and 40-45% percent for the grand crus.


Tasting Notes

92 Points Allen Meadows

While the nose does display some maturity the ripe, gamy and very earthy dark pinot fruit aromas still possess some primary characteristics. There is fine vibrancy to the mouth coating, suave, deep and impressively scaled and concentrated medium weight plus flavors that display plenty of power and a certain textured quality on the firm, persistent and slightly austere back end. For my taste this has reached a point where it could be drunk with pleasure but I will be holding my bottles for another 3 to 5 years first as there is still some upside development potential remaining.

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