The Growers > Domaine Robert GroffierDomaine Groffier lies in Morey, but its seven-hectare domaine contains few vines from the commune. Its main holdings are in next-door Chambolle, where it has substantial holdings in the finest 1ers and grands crus, as well as some excellent Gevrey vineyards, including Clos de Bèze. Although it has consistently produced fine, elegant wine, it has been under the radar until recently, when Nicolas Groffier took over from his grandfather Robert and father Serge. A young man of firm opinions, he has taken quality to an unprecedented level, and the wines are now sought-after.
In 2017 the key decision Nicolas made was to wait until after the rain to harvest. After the summer heat he felt the vines needed to relax, and this accounts for the freshness in his wines. He compares it to 2012, which gave great ripeness but also a cool terroir definition. He treated his fruit gently, going for infusion rather than extraction.