Echézeaux Grand Cru 2016

Domaine Faiveley


Domaine Faiveley combines the principles of modern winemaking methods with the time honored traditions that have been practiced for centuries within their 19th century cellars. Each terroir and each vintage, benefits from special attention which makes the cuvées unique. Each bottle therefore becomes the faithful reflection of its terroir.

Terroir: The 90+ acres of Grand Cru Echézeaux are located on the upper slope of the hillside above Clos de Vougeot and just south of Le Musigny. Domaine Leflaive owns a total of 2.18 acres spread across multiple plots.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a short maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 70% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months.

Additional Information

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Echézeaux
  • Winemaker: Jerome Flous
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Deep soil, Gravel, Silt
  • Vineyard Acreage: .83ha
  • Avg Vine Age: Date to 1941
  • Alcohol: Under 14%
  • Avg Production: 3500 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 1.5l
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
    (the crop level here was reportedly barely ten hectoliters per hectare): Deep red-ruby. Purple fruits and pepper on the refined but very reticent nose. Very dry and firm, with its boysenberry, blackberry and spice flavors showing modest flesh. Finishes with substantial tongue-coating tannins. One can clearly appreciate the terroir here--and it's a distinctly Chambolle style of Echzeaux--but will this savory wine ever really expand and gain in pliancy?
    Grade: 90-93 Points

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