Vosne Romanée, Aux Brulées, 1er Cru
    Domaine Jean Grivot

    Vosne Romanée, Aux Brulées, 1er Cru,



    Domaine Jean Grivot, Vosne Romanée, Aux Brulées, 1er Cru, 2019

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Domaine Jean Grivot, Vosne Romanée, Aux Brulées, 1er Cru, 2019

    A more hedonistic Pinot expression here with plenty of rich, sweet red fruit and soft supple tannins. Along with kirsch and cranberry comes pressed strawberry and a light chocolatey note that compliments Brulee’s naturally suave texture and smooth personality. Easy to love, it is nevertheless not a simple wine, nor is it blowsy, it’s just that its supple, fragrant fruit are incredibly charming straight out of the blocks. A south facing terroir one of the warmest in Vosne producing voluptuous fruit-rich wines.



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    Domaine Jean Grivot

    Domaine Jean Grivot

    Etienne Grivot succeeded his father, Jean, in 1987, and today presides over 15 hectares of vines spread accross Nuits, Vosne, Vougeot and Echézeaux. This is one of the modern-day, benchmark Burgundian domaines. The estate’s densely-planted old vines (the average age is 40 years old) produce naturally-low yields and, together with Etienne’s organic approach to viticulture and sensitive winemaking, result in vivid, pure, very well-balanced Burgundies. The wines are much more softly extracted than when Etienne first started, the winemaking is incredibly flexible, depending on the vintage, but usually only 5% of stalks are retained, and rarely more than a third of the barrels are new. Daughter Mathilde and son Hubert have committed to working at the Domaine and have taken on more responsibility from Etienne since 2017, so the estate's future seems secure. A reference point Burgundy Domaine.

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