Echézeaux Grand Cru 2016

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: The Grand Cru Echézeaux is an 86 acre terroir located in the village of Vosne Romanee. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a 1 acre plot in the Champs Traversins parcel located in the heart of the vineyard. Soil here is thin and poor comprised of sandy gravel.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 19 days prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

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.
The overall quality of the wines is not affected by these weather disturbances.

Intense dark ruby red. Very tempting, precise, fresh red berries (cherry, cherry-stone), evolving into slightly toasted notes on the nose. The palate is tender, flavorful, fruity and fleshy (fresh cherry). Fine and digestible tannins on the finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Echézeaux
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, sand
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
    "(from a .36 ha parcel located in the climat of Champs Traversin; 50% whole clusters). Notes of hoisin, sandalwood, Asian-style tea and cassis make for a highly spiced nose. There is an almost lavish richness to the very generously proportioned medium weight plus flavors that brim with dry extract that helps to buffer the pronounced tannic spine shaping the robust and beautifully persistent finish. This too is really quite impressive and worth considering."
    Grade: 92-94 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    "The 2016 Echézeaux Grand Cru comes from a parcel in the lower part of the vineyard and was reduced to a single barrel as a consequence. It is 100% whole bunch. It has a reticent bouquet with sultry black fruit, a little stemmy and lacking some vigor. The palate is medium-bodied with a candied, pastille-like quality, approachable in style but missing some backbone toward the finish. This is one for early drinking."
    Grade: 87-89 points

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