Grands Echezeaux

Les Exceptionnels / Grands Echezeaux

«Whoever knows how to taste wine never again drinks it, but discovers its secrets». Salvador Dalí

It is strict and careful work with the vines, exemplary, meticulous ageing of the wines and remarkable care and know-how that mean that unique terroirs can produce «les exceptionnels», exceptional wines. This range is a selection of Grands Crus with respect for their unique value.

  • Terroir

    A Grand Cru of Côte de Beaune, Grands Echezeaux, a Flagey-Echezeaux appellation, produces only red wine. Its east-facing vines produce a powerful, full-bodied wine.

  • Varietals

    100% Pinot Noir

  • Vinification

    After being hand-harvested, the grapes are put into stainless steel tanks for pre-fermentation maceration for 2 to 4 days. Then, alcoholic fermentation is begun using nothing but natural starters. Malolactic fermentation and ageing take place in oak barrels for 8 to 12 months.

  • Tasting notes

    A robe with hints of magenta and violet purple reveals a bouquet with animal, spicy, undergrowth and prune notes, developing with age into musk, leather, fur and mushroom. When young, its aromas often evoke rose, violet and fresh cherry. On the palate the attack is strong and the balance of soft tannins and delicious roundness extremely pleasant.

  • Food pairing

    This great wine is an ideal partner for roast lamb, beef rib, red meat in general and game. It is also perfectly paired with raw milk washed rind cheese.

  • Aeging and Service Temperature

    Serve at a temperature of 15° to 16°C. It needs 4 to5 years to develop.

Grands Echezeaux