The origin of the domaine dates back to the French revolution, and it's considered one of the best names in the Cote D'Or.
The paternal side of the family came from Italy - Val D'Aosta, while the maternal side has been established in Burgundy and were farmers, blacksmiths, and coopers. Gradually the family moved completely towards agriculture and by the beginning of the 19th Century Gaston Grivot had a sizable estate.
Gaston expanded yet his lands from the marriage with Madelaine Grivot, who had lands in Nuits St Georges, and he earned a oenology degree from the University of Dijon. Together with Marquis D'Angerville and Henri Gouges, Gaston Grivot was one of the first domaine bottlers of the Cote D'Or.
Jean Grivot took over the domaine in 1955, and by 1959 all the production was domaine bottled. Under Jean the domaine wines earned an incredible reputation. By 1982 Etienne Grivot joined his father in the domaine and by 1987 was in charge and in a battle to reestablish the balance in the soil ph, after being overly fertilized in the post war years. The domaine farms 15.50 ha nowadays.
Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Roncieres fruit comes from a 0.50ha plot planted in 1959
The fruit is 100% destemmed. A 5 to 7 days of pre-fermentation maceration at 12-15 degrees is done, and after about 3 weeks the wines are transferred to casks. Aged in 40% new oak.