Echézeaux

2018
France
Burgundy

The vineyard is situated in the lieu dit Rouges du bas, a parcel of just under one hectare situated in the heart of the Echézeaux, in the middle of the slope. The vineyards are planted on a north-south axis; average age of the vines is about 60 years old. 

Fermentation for this wine is 70% whole cluster; the fruit is put in tank without any crushing. A cold soak follows, then the alcoholic fermentation takes place with very little intervention,with pump-overs and punch-downs as needed. The wines are then gravity-fed into French oak barrels (100% new) for malolactic fermentation and aging. 

92-94 points
"The 2018 Echézeaux Les Rouges Grand Cru, from the Les Rouges lieu-dit, has a delightful bouquet of vivacious red cherry, crushed strawberry and oyster shell aromas, all elegant and refined. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins that frame the pure raspberry, cranberry, crushed stone and touches of oyster shell, particularly on the precise finish. Excellent."
Neal Martin,
Vinous
, January 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0426-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable