2012 Vosne-Romanée, Les Beaux Monts, 1er Cru, Domaine Jean Grivot, Burgundy

2012 Vosne-Romanée, Les Beaux Monts, 1er Cru, Domaine Jean Grivot, Burgundy

Product: 20121362798
2012 Vosne-Romanée, Les Beaux Monts, 1er Cru, Domaine Jean Grivot, Burgundy

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The Grivot Beaumonts delivers an exceptional density of purple colour and an absolute explosion of fruit on the nose. Quite brilliant! It hasn’t lost any suavity and sensuality but offers alongside quite extraordinary density and rigour of fruit. Grand Vin for sure! Fresh and chiselled too “limite baroque” says Etienne.
Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director

Etienne Grivot describes his 2012s as having glamour on top of the sophistication of 2010. He notes also the generosity of fruit married to perfect acidity in 2012. It was no hardship tasting our way through his range. One minor added sophistication in the Grivot cellar is an amendment to his barrel regime – he now specifies an extra long chauffe to his barrels, though without going beyond his usual medium toast. High prices but fabulous quality.

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The Wine Advocate94-96/100
The Wine Advocate94-96/100
The 2012 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts has a pure dark cherry, black plum scented bouquet with hints of blood orange and plenty of mineralite. The oak is beautifully folded in to the fruit profile. The palate is very harmonious with great tension, a symmetrical focus with plenty of energy and frisson on the finish that electrifies the senses. This may be the best Les Beaux Monts in 2012.
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About this WINE

Domaine Jean Grivot

Domaine Jean Grivot

Jean Grivot took over from his father, Gaston, in 1955. He handed the domaine on to son Étienne – married to Marielle Bize from Savigny – in the early 1980s. When Etienne Grivot took over, the house style was for gentle, graceful wines, perhaps a little weak in lesser vintages.

Étienne has since found his own voice, making a range of increasingly fine wines. Since the mid-2000s, he has reduced yields and fine-tuned vineyard and cellar work. The next generation – Mathilde and Hubert – are increasingly influential, working under their father’s experienced and wise guidance.

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Chorey-Les-Beaune

Chorey-Les-Beaune

A small appellation entirely the ‘wrong’ side of the RN74 but nonetheless capable of producing delicious early drinking red Burgundy (though sometimes ageworthy from Tollot Beaut) and occasional whites.

  • 168 hectares of village Chorey-lès-Beaune.
  • No premier or grand cru vineyards.
  • Recommended ProducersTollot Beaut, Château de Chorey (Germain)

 

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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