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Echezeaux Grand Cru "Echezeaux du dessus"

The Vineyard

The plot is located in the lower part of the Echézeaux, at the upper limit of Grand Echézeaux.

Commune

Flagey-Echezeaux

Area

0,53 ha

Altitude

230 m

Exposition

East facing

Soil

Clay-limestone made up of red silts and limestone gravel

Grape variety

Pinot Noir, average age 50 years, Guyot trained

Density

10 000 vines / hectare on low trellising

Cultural method

Minimal chemical intervention

The Cellar

Hand-picked at optimum ripeness, the grapes are then sorted, 100% destemmed and put into vats. Fermentation lasts between 20 and 25 days. After racking, pressing and settling, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation before being aged for between 14 and 18 months in barrel. There is a single racking before the wine is bottled, unfiltered.

Elevage

100% in new oak barrels

Production

Average 2 500 bottles per annum

Format

75cl bottles. For larger sizes contact the Domaine at the beginning of the year.

The Tasting

Color

Dark, dense ruby

Aromatic

Black fruit dominated by notes of violets and peonies. Initially closed, but a little oxygenation brings out notes of sweet spice and a complex, meaty aroma.

Palate

Big, bold and muscular, the wine is very rich on the middle palate, with the aromatics continuing through to the finish. A good structure also through to the finish.

The Service

Service temperature

15-16°C

Aeration

Open 10-15 minutes before tasting. Ideally served in Burgundy glasses.

Potential Guard

20 years +

Food and wine pairing

A perfect accompaniment for slow cooked, braised or roasted red meat dishes and, at maturity, with game. Also beautiful alongside oily fish in sauce such as lamprey and eel.