Like the vines, the Marchand and the Grillot families are both well rooted into the Burgundian soil.
Going back six generations, we find the first of each family who started their interests in the vineyards; at Morey St Denis for the Marchands and the Grillots at Gevrey-Chambertin.
It was in 1950, thanks to a marriage, that the Domaine Marchand-Grillot was created, setting up definitively at Gevrey-Chambertin.
Today Jacques Marchand heads the estate, bringing his knowledge borne by generations, and his extensive experience. He is followed by his son, Etienne, who is taking over the responsibilities little by little.
Etienne studied at the Lycée viticole at Macon-Davayé, followed by a BTS in Wine commerce at Thecoma in Paris. Furthermore, he has enlarged his own experience with vinegrowers in Oregon. Thanks to him, the estate has been given a new enthusiasm, adding modern working techniques whilst retaining the continuity of the collective knowledge and experience.
The aim of the Marchand-Grillot family has always been to create traditional style wines, respecting the varietal Pinot Noir, and the terroir, in the vineyard and in the winery.
We tasted this as a cask sample just before it was bottled and it was great!. Big vegetal nose and just bags of ripe fruit. This is proper old-style Burgundy.
It can happily be drunk now or left to age for a few years yet.