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Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

Les Exceptionnels / Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru

«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

    Appellation: 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.

    Did you know ?
    Plots that belonged to the Abbey of Cîteaux, the «Echezeaux» vines are planted on the bases of former large agricultural estates operated by monks in the 11th century.

    Soil: Clay and limestone

  • Varietals

    100% Pinot Noir

  • Vinification

    Harvest: The grapes are cut and sorted by hand.

    Vinification: 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.

    Ageing: 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

    Service temperature: between 15°C and 16°C

    Ageing potential: it needs 4 to 5 years to develop

Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru