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 (70%). Before beginning the alcoholic fermentation we make a cold prefermentation during 4 to 6 days to work on the phelonic component's exctraction. 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 liters barrels during 18 months with 85% 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

Nice intense and deep color.

The first nose is really intense and complex, composed of red fruits and spices.
Then, it shows more precise aromas of black cherries, raspberries and liquorice.

The mouth is ample, juicy and with a soft tannic structure. The finish shows persistantand fresh fruity notes

Food and wine pairings

This beautiful and young Echezeaux 2020 will pair some veal grenadins cooked with foie gras.

Service and cellaring

Can be kept in cellar between 15 to 20 years. Should be opened several hours before drinking it. Ideal temperature :13-14°C

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 allow the nose to grasp more casily the richness and the complexity of a great wine.