Domaine Grivot has a lovely collection of 1er crus – 9 in total – and the quality of these wines are increasing year by year.
The Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots is in my view one of the top 1er crus, although both the Aux Reignots and the Brûlées are perhaps more know by collectors.
It’s however always important to notice the order – and the Les Suchots is always served after Aux Brûlées in the vintage tasting. This does indeed tell something about both the intensity of the Les Suchots and the Grivot view of the quality of the Les Suchots – this is indeed a fine wine.
So lets take a closer look at the Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots ..
Wine and people
The Grivot family originate from Jura. Since the mid-seventeenth century, the Givots grew vines in the Hautes-Côtes – in Arcenant.
At the end of the eighteenth century, just before the French Revolution, Joseph Grivot sold his vineyards in the Hautes Côtes to settle 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 plot of the grand cru Clos de Vougeot. Gaston was one of the first oenologists to graduate from Dijon University in the 1920s, followed by his son, Jean Grivot, some years later.
Together Gaston and Jean made the Grivot name famous in the wine world. Like his father, Jean acquired a parcel of grand cru land, 31 ares of Richebourg, in 1984 and was succeeded by his son Etienne in 1987.
While Jean Grivot is still the name of the estate, the new generations are already playing a strong role in the future of Domaine Grivot.
Etienne Grivot who took over from his father Jean Grivot in late 1980s and is now letting his two children Hubert and Mathilde gradually taking over at the Domaine. Hubert is running the vineyards, while Mathilde is taking over the winemaking, and as a team backed by Etienne – the future looks bright for Domaine Jean Grivot.