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Echézeaux Grand Cru

Jacques Prieur Echézeaux Grand Cru Bouteille
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    2001 is a vintage that was affected by challenging weather.
    A hail storm in the Côte de Beaune in early August did considerable damage in Beaune, Volnay and Pommard. Results: The wines are best enjoyable when young and fruity, and should not be aged for too long.
    The Côte de Nuits did better, producing very elegant, refined wines with great varietal character.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir on a 0.36 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    Located in "Champs Traversins", in the heart of the historic Echézeaux vineyard, the vines are planted in north/south rows at the end bordering on La Combe d'Orveau.
    Fairly thin brown soil with fine sandy/siliceous gravel on the surface.
    A perfect microclimate: cool, well-ventilated, and healthy thanks to an air current

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 21 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
    100% malolactic fermentation
    100% ageing in oak barrels
    Duration of ageing: 20 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2002
    COLOUR: Intense, deep ruby-red
    BOUQUET: Black fruit, liquorice, coffee and cocoa
    PALATE: Concentrated, full-boded, rich and complex with flavours of fresh fruit, cherry and spice
    Subtle silky tannin

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