Echezeaux

The vineyards of Bourgogne produce some great wines with a historical and international reputation. However, the region is not simply limited to its iconic appellations. In addition to its Village Premier Cru and Grand Cru AOCs, it also produces a range of wonderful Régionale and Village appellations to explore.


You will also find a full list of the Bourgogne’s Climats and lieux-dits on this page.


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  • Category

    Grand Cru appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE NUITS

  • Creation of the appellation

    31 juillet 1937

  • Coulour

    Red wines only - Pinot Noir

  • Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m² = 24 ouvrées.
    ÉCHEZEAUX: 36.12 ha.
    GRANDS ÉCHEZEAUX: 8.37 ha.

    * in 2018 

  • Appellations Grands Crus of the Côte de Nuits region (Côte-d’Or).
    Producing commune: Flagey-Échezeaux.
    On the label, the words GRAND CRU must appear directly below the name
    of either appellation in letters of exactly the same size.
     

Wine Characteristics - Echezeaux

Wine
Characteristics

Red: its colour is ruby, shading towards the darker tones of magenta and purple. Its bouquet is redolent of animal, spice notes, underbrush, and prune, evolving with age towards musk, leather, fur and mushroom. When young, its aromas suggest rose, violet and fresh cherry. On the palate, there is a heightened attack and an agreeable balance between supple tannins and fully-rounded flavour. The dense texture and tight grain of these wines fully open after 4-5 years in the cellar.

Wine Steward’s Tip - Echezeaux

Wine
Steward’s Tip

Wines so powerful and full demand to be matched with dishes of the samecalibre. Virile, four-sided tannins cry out for roast lamb, rib steak, or joints of game. Autumn and winter dishes in the right setting match the profound and meaty personality of these great wines: braised beef or pork, for example, or any other good red meat. Fine, whole-milk, soft-centred cheeses will also do them proud.
Serving temperature: 15 to 16°C.
 

Situation - Echezeaux

Situation

The wine-growing village of Flagey-Échezeaux lies in the plaine, so-called, between Vougeot and Vosne-Romanée in the Côte de Nuits. Facing east, the Grands-Échezeaux vines are a prolongation of Musigny following the North-South axis of the Côte, but more regular and less broken in their layout. At the bottom end, the Climat known as La Combe d’Orveau separates them from Musigny. The Échezeaux vineyards, for their part, divide the Clos de Vougeot vineyard from the Vosne-Romanée Premiers Crus vineyards.
Grands-Échezeaux and Échezeaux both date their AOC Grands Crus from July 31, 1937. Like the Clos de Vougeot (from which they are separated only by a wall), they were founded by the monks of the abbey of Cîteaux and date from the 12th and 13th centuries. Their name derives from chesaux, a word of Gallo-Roman origin meaning a group of dwellings, presumably referring to an ancient hamlet.
 

Terroirs - Echezeaux

Terroirs

Belonging geologically to the Jurassic (175 million years BC), the GrandsÉchezeaux vineyards are fairly homogeneous and lie close to the upper part of the Clos de Vougeot. Gradient: 3-4%. Soil: clay-limestone overlying Bajocien limestone. Altitudes: 250 metres. The Échezeaux Climats have more diverse soils (largely bajocien marls with pebbly overlay). Altitudes vary from 230 to a little over 300 metres (13% gradient at mid-slope). Up-slope, the soil is deep (70-80 cm). Gravels, red alluvium, yellowish marl, etc., make up quite a complex mosaic.

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits"
for this appellation

Grand cru appellation

Clos-St-DenisEchézeaux du DessusEn OrveauxLes Beaux Monts BasLes Champs TraversinsLes Cruots ou Vignes BlanchesLes LoächaussesLes PoulaillèresLes Quartiers de NuitsLes Rouges du BasLes Treux
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