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 (30% of whole clusters).
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 17 months with 40% 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 red coloration with purple

Complex nose of small red and black fruits with a
hint of spice: liquorice and pepper.

The mouth is ample, mouth-coating with
harmonious tanins. The finish is fruity and slightly

Food and wine pairings

This beautiful and young Echezeaux 2021 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