Attending Winemaker: Etienne Grivot
The Grivot family originally came from the Jura region in the north-east of France. They came to Burgundy at the end of the 18th century and grew vines in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Corgoloin and the Hautes Cotes de Nuits. Joseph Grivot founded a wine company in Vosne-Romanée but it was his son Gaston who developed the domaine. In 1919 Gaston sold vines in the lesser areas to buy a large parcel of Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot. He was one of the first oenologists to graduate from Dijon University in the 1920s, followed by his son, Jean, a few years later. Together they made the Grivot name famous in the wine world. Like his father, Jean acquired a parcel of grand cru land, 3.1 acres of Richebourg, in 1984. Jean was succeeded by his son Etienne in 1987. Etienne’s goal is to do everything possible to make pleasurable, fine, rich, full wines for long-term ageing which reflect Burgundy’s unique terroir.
A selection of signature appellations:
Echézeaux Grand Cru 0.85 ha
Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Boudots 1er Cru 0.85 ha
Richebourg Grand Cru 0.32 ha
Vosne-Romanée Aux Brûlées 1er Cru 0.25 ha
Vosne-Romanée Les Beaux Monts 1er Cru 0.93 ha