Echezeaux Grand Cru


Our vineyard of Echezeaux Grand Cru is divided into 2 plots located for 80% in the climat 'Echezeaux du Dessus' planted in 1922 and 20% in the climat 'Quartiers de Nuits' planted in 1945.
Total area : 1,14 hectares (2,83 acres)
Climat & Soil : South/South-East facing smooth slope. Clayey limestony soil - brown clay predominance with many little rocks.

Winemaking and Aging

Grapes are harvested in leaky boxes and sorted out. Then they are destemmed and put in tanks. Punching of the cap is made during alcoholic fermentation, without pumping over.
Fermentation on the skins lasts between 15 and 20 days. Wine is put in oak barrels after a light settling of the juice, for a period of ageing included between 12 and 18 months. Wine making and maturing are carefully followed by Robert Vernizeau, a talented winemaker.

Tasting notes

The Echezeaux Grand Cru 2007 has a very beautiful ruby colour with brilliant tints. The nose develops vanilla, grilled bread and sweet spices notes (cinnamon, nutmeg) with red fruits aromas (redcurrant, raspberry).In mouth, this wine is full-bodied and well balanced. Great ageing potential.

Food and wine pairings

It will perfectly match with game birds and refined cheese like Epoisses or Chambertin.

Service and cellaring

It can be served at 13-14° C or kept in cellar between 8 and 10 years.