Domaine Albert Grivault

These wines have an almost regal air to them. This is possibly, in part, to the grandiose property in the middle of Meursault but the wines have a magisterial confidence and forthrightness about them.

The Clos des Perrières is a walled monopole in the middle of Perrières and the domaine is the largest owner of Meursault Perrières. The Clos is a little broader across the palate, very fine with immense length while the Perrières has excellent concentration and lots of flinty minéralité.

The do require patient ownership – Monsieur Bardet has bottles dating back to the early 1900s in his cellar – and though we are not suggesting you wait this long, patience is required to enjoy the wines to their full potential.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Meursault, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    6ha

  • Winemaker

    Michel Bardet

  • Established

    1879

  • Cultivation

    Traditional farming

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Bourgogne blanc Clos du Murger Chardonnay Younger vines Clay & limestone 1ha
Meursault Clos du Murger Chardonnay Planted in 1971 Clay & limestone 1.66ha
Meursault 1er cru Perrières Chardonnay - Stony limestone & clay 1.55ha
Meursault 1er cru Clos des Perrières Chardonnay Replanted in 1986 & 1989 Rich clay topsoil with white marl, limestone & sand 0.94ha
Pommard 1er cru Clos Blanc rouge Pinot Noir - White clay soils 0.88ha

Viticulture / Vinification

White wines

  • Élevage in barrique
  • One fifth new oak, the rest up to 4 years old
  • Usually bottles in August following the harvest

Red wines

  • All destemmed
  • Élevage in barrique for 18 months