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Echezeaux is a vineyard "Grand Cru" which extends over the slopes that dominate the vineyard of Clos de Vougeot, on the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy. Like its famous neighbour, it is considerably larger than most of the vineyards of the grands crus and covers almost 40 hectares. The wines of Echezeaux, made exclusively from pinot noir, are at the full-bodied end of the Burgundian spectrum, with red fruit as well as spicy and undergrowth characters.
Located north of Flagey-Échezeaux, these vineyards are exposed between Vougeot and Vosne-Romanée. Les Grands-Échezeaux are near Musigny. Les Échezeaux are near Clos de Vougeot and the Premiers Crus of Vosne-Romanée.
There are 11 different localities in Echezeaux, each divided into several plots and belonging to about 80 people from various local families. "Les Echezeaux du Dessus", "Les Poulailleres" and "En Orveaux", the localities located on the upper part of the median slope are generally recognized as the best areas of the climat, due to their stonier and finer soils and good drainage. The Echezeaux Lowlands tend to have heavier clay soils and poor drainage, which is a result of both the composition of the soil and the proximity of the valley basin. Today, the largest landowner in Echezeaux is the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, with almost 5 hectares of vines. Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret and Emmanuel Rouget also own large plots in the vineyard. Ruby colour: magenta, purple, dark. Notes of spices, undergrowth and prune.
Grands-Echezeaux is a vineyard of grand cru of the Côte de Nuits, located between the Grands Crus of Echezeaux and the Clos de Vougeot. Despite its name, the site is less than a third the size of its neighbour with the same name. However, it is generally considered a better quality site than Echezeaux, and its wines, made from pinot noir, often sell at higher prices. Grands-Echezeaux is relatively homogeneous. The soil there is well drained and consists of stony limestone with some clay, which allows the vines to develop deep root systems, resulting in high quality fruit. The resulting Grands-Echezeaux wines tend to be richer and more structured than those from Echezeaux and can be aged for many years. There are over 20 different owners in Grands-Echezeaux. La Romanée Conti is the main player in this appellation with a third of the vineyard. Other producers such as Joseph Drouhin, René Engel and Gros Frère et Soeur have very small plots, most of them covering less than one hectare of vineyard. This fragmentation is very far from the vineyard grand cru of Vosne-Romanée, many of which are monopoly vintages.
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