Vintage 2016 26th-28th April: Devastating frost episode! After a very mild winter and a warm spring weather in the second half of April, the bud break was advanced but the frost with high level or humidity at the end of the month destroyed the parcels with the best exposition. After the frost the vine was developing slowly. Acceleration in growth and the maturity of grapes were possible thanks to very warm and dry summer, with ripening that started quickly by mid-August. The harvest started on 20th September and the sanitary condition of the vineyard was perfect. G R A P E V A R I E T Y & P L O T S I Z E Grape variety : 100% Pinot Noir on a 0.36 hectare plot T E R R O I R Located in "Champs Traversins", in the heart of the historic Ech�zeaux vineyard, the vines are planted in north/south rows at the end bordering on La Combe d'Orveau. Fairly thin brown soil. Very fine sany/siliceous gravel on the surface. Perfect microclimate: cool, well-ventilated, and healthy thanks to an air current. V I N I F I C A T I O N & A G E I N G The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 20 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation. 100% malolactic fermentation The wine was aged entirely in oak barrels. Duration of barrel ageing :20 months

Echezeaux Grand Cru

R8 392,00Price
  • Domaine Jacques Prieur

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