Albert Grivault Clos Blanc 1er Cru 2015Regular price $69.99
Michel Bardet, grandson of Albert Grivault, has been running the domaine along with his sister, but the reins are being handed on to his daughter Claire and son Henri-Marc. The management of the vines is in the hands of various tâcherons, i.e other vignerons who are paid for the job they do rather than as salaried employees. The whites are bottled just before the next harvest after being matured in 20% new wood for the premiers crus. The red wine is aged in total for 18 months, having been vinified without stems. Domaine Grivault’s white wines are generally regarded as of a very high calibre, and are described as having a bright, acidic nature with astounding levels of clear minerality, although these traits reach their peak only after several years of aging.
Known for his amazing white wines, Michel Bardet makes this sole red from old vines in the Pommard premier cru site called Clos Blanc. Confusing moniker for sure as a red wine but this is seriously ageworthy Pinot Noir. We've tasted bottles of this in his cold cellars going back to 1923! Red fruits, fresh herbs, minerals and violet tones abound, enjoy this anytime over the next 15 years.