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

To preserve their integrity, grapes are carefully harvested and sorted out by hand. Before beginning the alcoholic fermentation we make a cold prefermentation during 4 to 6 days to work on the phelonic component's exctraction. Grapes are previously partially destemmed. Then full maceration lasts for 15 days during which we'll use only pigeages (punching the cap). Intensity and numbers are lead to the concentration of tannins, perfumes and colour.
Alcoholic fermentation is realized with natural yeasts.

After maceration, free and press wines are separated for aging.
Aging process is taking place 100% in traditional Burgundian 228 liters barrels during 18 months with 100% of new barrels.

We only use French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier, and Vosges forests.

Tasting notes

Pretty dark ruby colour, shinny.

The nose is powerful, opening on spices notes (nutmeg, cinnamon) and then dark fruits (blackcurrant, blueberry). Beautiful complexity.

On the palate, the wine is powerful and dense.
Needs time to reveal its potential and perfumes of fruits and spices which will get stronger and stronger with maturation. Tannins are firm but ripe and silky.
This powerful wine will require some time before expressing its full potential.

Food and wine pairings

This beautiful and young Echezeaux 2014 will perfectly pair with game birds (roasted quail, partridge in a juniper berries) and dessert as pears poached in red wine.

Service and cellaring

It can be served at 13-14° C or kept in cellar between 12 to 15 years.

Art of tasting

Owning great wines in your cellar is not enough, you also need to know how to serve them.
Temperature is an essential element around 53-57°F for the white and 55-59°F for the red. And if you don't have the right tasting glass which will amplify the wine's aromas, you may considerably reduce your tasting pleasure.
A great glass gives a large ventilation surface to the wine and a tightening neck, which allow the nose to grasp more casily the richness and the complexity of a great wine.