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Marsannay “Les Echezeaux” 2012

Producer Information

This Burgundian domaine has been a family estate for nearly 200 years. Erwan Faiveley, 7th generation, took the reins in 2006 from his father when he was only 25. They have earned their reputation as one of Burgundy’s finest and most trusted, with an unparalleled selection from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise totalling over 120 hectares.

Vineyards

«Marceniacum» (IVth century) would probably come from «Marcenus», name of the owner of a Roman villa located on the site. History tells us that the vineyard previously belonged to the monks of Bèze.

Total Surface area: 130ha
Exposition: East and South/East
Soil: Dark brown, dry, limestone, marl, clays
Yield: 50hl/ha

Winemaking

The grapes, harvested by hand, are transported carefully in the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges. For 12-14 months the wine is aged in the cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges and enjoys the same attention as the other wines. The barrels come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and middle toast.

Vintage Information

The reds have a wonderful concentration and a nice tannic structure. Their colour is deep ruby. The 2012 vintage is characterized by freshness, remarkable balance and delicate aromas of fresh fruit, black cherry and raspberry. This will be a vintage capable of a good aging capacity. The villages are already superb with savoury flavours of raspberry and morello cherry.

Tasting Note

This intense red Marsannay “Les Echezeaux” has a bouquet of red fruits (cherry, strawberry) with elements of prune. The palate, powerful and generous, harmonises on a long finish.

Food Pairing

Venison, terrines, pâté, stews

Serving Suggestion

Serve between 14º-16ºC. Cellaring potential: 5 to 7 years

Côte de Nuits, Village
100% Pinot Noir
Cork

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