Wine Domaine Christian Clerget, Echezeaux Grand Cru AOC, 2014
Wine of deep dark red color.
The wine has a clean, bright, perfectly balanced taste with a rich texture, ripe tannins and an unusually long tight finish.
Rich aroma of wine charms blackcurrant, plum, undergrowth and hints of spices.
Wonderful wine with red meat, game, cheese.
Echezeaux Grand Cru, 2007 - this is a wine that combines the strength and elegance, in which ripe tannins give structure and richness of expression, and an unusually long aftertaste leaves a trail of memory unforgettable experience. Magnificent wine organoleptic characteristics acquired through the Pinot Noir harvested from the oldest vines Domain age is 60 years.
Eshezo vineyard bordering the famous vineyard "Clos de Vougeot", has a total of 37 hectares and is one of the largest Grand Cru vineyards throughout the department. It is divided into 11 sections, where terroir characteristics vary significantly depending on the position of a particular portion. This in turn affects the quality and style of the wine produced. Domain Christian Clerjus owns a small portion of the vineyard, with a total area of 1.1 hectares, located at the entrance to the valley Orveaux. This - the most northerly and coldest of all sections, broken at a height of 280 meters above sea level on clay-limestone and stony soils with good drainage. The vines were planted here in the 1945-1946 year. Because of the cool climate Pinot Noir matures later and slower than in other areas, and is characterized by fine-grained tannins. Old vines produce limited harvests and berries are characterized by density and concentration of flavor.
Echezeaux style of wine from Domaine Christian Clerget - it's elegance and complexity typical of the old world wines. The fermentation process takes place without the use of wine yeast artificial. Then the wine is poured into oak barrels where is kept for 12 months. Bottling is done without pre-filtering.
Domain Christian origins Clerjus back to the beginning of the XX century, when the great-grandfather of the current owner - Christian Clerjus, along with his wife Isabelle acquired various plots of vineyards in the villages Shambolle, Vougeot and Morey St. Denis. In the 80s and 90s the family estate was known as the Domain Georges Clerjus, named in honor of his father Christian. Christian took over the leadership of the Domain in 1996 and in 1998 built a new winery, taking the first step towards the adoption of Domain and showing concern for the level of quality of wines. At present, the wine is made under the name of Christian. The task of Christian Clerjus sees the creation of pure, all-natural wines. Therefore vineyards Domain cultivated by biological methods. Land processed manually, without the use of herbicides and insecticides, vines heavily cropped to limit yields. Since 2000, the green fee is applied, and the practice of cleaning the excess foliage. Winery Clerjus fermentation is carried out slowly, without the use of enzymes and the addition of yeast. Grapes destebliruetsya and lightly pressed. Young wine is processed and gently moves by gravity under the action of gravity, in casks. The wines are aged in barrels for 12 months. Barrels used Clerjus, composed by one-third of the new and the old two-thirds - one-three years. The wines are bottled without filtration. Authoritative magazine "Burgundy today" ("Bourgogne Aujourd'hui") recently said that Christian Domain Clerjus "joined the elite Côte de Nuits".