- Grivault Bourgogne Blanc 2007 Product #22930 (In Stock)
The 2007 vintage was a challenge in Burgundy. The growing season started early but then slowed dramatically during a wet June and cool, cloudy, July and August. When August winds began to blow and dry things out, growers jumped to start their Pinot Noir harvests before rot could spread and carry away their crop. Chardonnay growers had to make a tough decision – start to harvest quickly (limiting losses to rot) or wait for better ripeness and accept lower yields.
At Domaine Grivault, Michel Bardet decided to wait, and was able to harvest a reasonably sized crop in September with good fruit flavors and ripe acids. After fermentation, the wine completed its malolactic fermentation over the winter and remained in used (4 years older or older) barrels until bottling. Like most good 2007s, this was intense and a little intimidating when it arrived in the US in March, 2010, but now it’s started to unfurl.
Today, there’s a lot going on aromatically here, with notes of French butter and grilled nuts on top and apple skin, chervil, citrus and a touch of dried herb honey swirling underneath. In the mouth, very 2007 – bracing and bright with loads of bright lemon, passion fruit, and lemon rind at first and then green apple, lime, limestone coming up underneath. A note of fresh butter and nut shows towards the end before the juicy acids and saline mineral kick in to make your mouth water. A sense of lemon butter and fresh mint lingers on and on. A stunning wine for shell fish or poultry with a touch of citrus right now and still plenty of potential to improve.
- Grivault Meursault 2008 375 Ml Product #24786 (In Stock)
If you love Grivault’s Bourgogne Blanc and have never tried his “real” Meursault -- well, it’s time. The flavors and aromas in the Meursault are very similar to the Bourgogne but ratcheted up a notch. Hazelnuts, almond, butter, white flower and peach aromas and flavors plus a beguiling fresh mint note. Easy to drink now but with a good 5-10 years of development ahead of it.