The wine-growing village of Flagey-Échezeaux lies in the « Plain », so-called, between Vougeot and Vosne-Romanée in the Côte de Nuits. Facing east, the Grands-Échezeaux vines are a prolongation of Musigny following the northsouth axis of the Côte, but more regular and less broken in their layout. Grands-Échezeaux and Échezeaux both date their Grands Crus AOCs from July 31, 1937.
The Gevrey-Chambertin colour is ruby, shading towards the darker tones of magenta and purple. Its bouquet is redolent of animal, spice notes, underbrush, and prune, evolving with age towards musk, leather, fur and mushroom. When young,
its aromas suggest rose, violet and fresh cherry. On the palate, there is a heightened attack and an agreeable balance between supple tannins and fully-rounded flavour. The dense texture and tight grain of these wines fully open after 4-5 years in the cellar.
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