Echézeaux du Dessus Grand Cru

Terroir

The Echezeaux Grand Cru are one of the most awarded Grand Cru from Côte de
Nuits and cover 36 hectares.

They are located between Chambolle-Musigny and Vosne-Romanée, facing
Vougeot. The name came from an old French term 'Es Chazeaux' meaning 'houses'
which comes from the Gallo-Romaine period.

11 climats produce Echezeaux among which 'Du Dessus'which are with 'Les
Champs Traversins' and 'Les Poulaillères' the heart of the Grand Cru.

We have the chance to own 0,85 hectare of Echezeaux Du Dessus. This single cuvée
comes from only 2 barrels we selected.

Winemaking and Aging

To preserve their integrity, grapes are carefully harvested and sorted out by hand. Grapes are partially de-stemmed (30%).
Before beginning the alcoholic fermentation we make a cold pre-fermentation during 4 to 6 days to work on the phenolic 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 wines 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

Tasting notes

EYE
Beautiful garnet color with some purple reflects.

NOSE
The nose is bright and and delicate, carrying a nice
freshness.
It develops small red and black fruits flavors along
with a touch of undergrowth.

PALATE
The texture is mouth-coating and silky.
The wine shows the right balance between power
and finesse.The finish comes with a nice freshness, some
finesse and a touch of salinity

Food and wine pairings

Echezeaux Du Dessus Grand Cru 2019 will perfectly pair with a truffle risotto

Service and cellaring

Consider opening it few hours before drinking.

Can be kept in cellar between 15 to 20 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 allow the nose to grasp more casily the richness and the complexity of a great wine.