Echezeaux Grand Cru

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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: 1,1465 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. Grapes are partially destemmed (60%).Before beginning the alcoholic fermentation we make a cold prefermentation
during 4 to 6 days to work on the phenolic component's
extraction. 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 juices are separated for aging.
Aging process is taking place 100% in traditional Burgundian 228 litters barrels during 18 months with 80% of new barrels. We only use French oak coming mainly from Bourgogne, Allier and Vosges forests.
Then the wine spends 2 months in tanks before bottling.

Tasting notes

Pretty ruby colour with purple reflects.
Intense and fruity with black fruits scents. Some spicy notes as well: cinnamon, pepper.
On the palate, the wine is ample, very persistent. Tart finish with black fruits, chocolate and pepper notes. Beautiful tannins. Great cellaring potential.

Food and wine pairings

This beautiful and young Echezeaux 2018 will perfectly pair with duck fillet with cassis.

Service and cellaring

Can (and should!) be kept in cellar between 15 to 20

Art of tasting

Should be opened several hours before drinking it. Ideal temperature :13-14° C