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Echezeaux Grand Cru
Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée

Echezeaux Grand Cru AOC

Character of the wine

Echezeaux wines are a clear garnet or ruby red, the exact hue often varying considerably. When young these wines have vanilla-scented, smoky, woody aromas or a hint of torrefaction, combined with suggestions of red fruits and spices. After a few years the nose becomes vegetable or animal, with scents of mushrooms, truffles or woodland undergrowth. The great complexity of the bouquet makes this a wine both rich and feminine; fat and mellow, with fine, delicate and fairly supple tannins.

In the mouth the attack is spirited, the balance pleasant and there is a succulent fullness with aromas of red fruits.

Wine datasheet

Total area under this appellation

36 ha 25 a 83 ca

Area under production at the domaine

1 ha 82 a 00 ca

Soil

Hard limestone with a low clay

Grape varieties

100 % Pinot Noir

Average age of vines

25 to 60 years

Harvesting by hand exclusively

Hand-sorted in the winery

Destalking

According to the quality of the vintage

Maturing

60 to 80 % new oak barrels

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