Echezeaux Grand Cru 2011- Domaine René Bouvier
"The AOC Echezeaux, having a status of Grand Cru is produced in the municipality of Flagey-Echezeaux, in the vineyards of Vosne-Romanée. It is one of 8 Grands Crus appellation. The surface is rather extensive, with 37 hectares 69 acres and 22 centiares and eleven localities that compose it. These are so heterogeneous in the composition of their soils, the wines that are produced there have widely varying expressions. We've selected some of the best products available Echezeaux by very large areas. CVEs ttypiquement wine is a ruby color with shades are also usually on magenta hues, violet purple, pretty dark. The bouquet is expressed in animal and spicy, undergrowth and prune, evolving with age towards musk, leather, fur, fungus. In vintage young enough, flavorings often evoke the rose, violet, fresh cherry. On the palate, the attack is removed, the balance of pleasant soft tannins and a delicious roundness. Bernard Bouvier represents the younger generation of winemakers in Burgundy brought new blood. It belongs to those farmers who have done well in the land of the Côte de Nuits, particularly in less media names such as Marsannay and Fixin. Today, Bernard Bouvier has nothing beginner. In a few years, he first developed the field but especially this concept of terroir which is dear to him. The son of René Bouvier explained that he did not invent anything, he wants above all to highlight the fragmented vintages. The winemaker of Gevrey-Chambertin is very committed, ""I developed the concept of climates (Marsannay Champ Solomon in Ouzeloy, Clos du Roy, Longeroies, The Morisotte) to separate and understand this mosaic of terroirs."""
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|When to drink||2018-2031|
"2011 in Burgundy, is a relatively early vintage. The vine pushed smoothly until June, with almost three weeks early due to a particularly hot spring. In July, with the freshness and rain, the cycle has slowed, but sets out again in August, milder months. In the end, the wines do not lack wealth, but it is the delicacy of the tannins (for red) that makes the charm of the vintage, and low acidity makes them supple wines. The tannins are silky, pleasant fruit wines but sometimes lack a bit of ""pep"" and as they are already very pleasant we think probably not at a very high guard. The de-nights-ribs well with the character typed but already pleasant to taste the fruit. Fairly fine material but that one should not spoil by too supported farms. In side-de-Beaune, the reds are also fruity and pleasant, with less structure in 2010 or 2009, but an easy character quite nice. The southern part (Volnay, Pommard) seems more successful than the northern part. The whites are of a style rather digestible and fresh, easy at first, but sometimes lack a little depth."