is, with Grand Echezeaux, one of the two Grand Cru appellations of the small village of Flagey-Echezeaux, and were granted this appellation in 1937. The appellation is located on the plain between Vougeot and Vosne-Romanée in the Côte de Nuits. The Grands Echezeaux Crus, like Clos de Vougeot, from which they are separated by only a wall, were founded by the monks of the Abbey of Citeaux and date from the 12th and 13th centuries. The 36 hectares of the Echezeaux
appellation only permit a small yet high-quality production.
The Echezeaux Grand Cru plots grow on east-southeast-facing clay-limestone land at an altitude of between 240 and 340 metres. The wines from this appellation can generally be enjoyed relatively young but, with their dense texture and tight grain, really come into their own after 4-5 years’ ageing. Made exclusively from Pinot Noir, the Echezeaux Grand Cru red wines boast aromas of violets and cherries.
The Echezeaux appellation is synonymous with exceptional terroirs which are skillfully brought out in the excellent wines from producers such as Domaine de la Perdrix, Domaine Charlopin-Parizot, Domaine Méo-Camuzet and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.