Echézeaux, du Dessus, Grand Cru
Cecile Tremblay

Echézeaux, du Dessus, Grand Cru,



Cecile Tremblay, Echézeaux, du Dessus, Grand Cru, 2011

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Cecile Tremblay, Echézeaux, du Dessus, Grand Cru, 2011

A racy, fine-tuned style of Echézeaux from the high “Dessus” part of the vineyard. A rich, ripe and sumptuous attack, but it gets higher toned and more focused and defined as it dances across the palate. This is fabulously airy and vibrant, bursting with fresh, ripe red cherry and red berry fruits; this is all about finesse and nuance. Long and lively. Breathtaking.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The 2011 Echezeaux du Dessus is totally seamless. Soft, generous and impeccable in its balance the Echezeaux du Dessus is first and foremost a wine of texture. Floral and spice notes emerge over time, but it is the wine's inviting, supple personality that stands out most. I expect the 2011 to develop nicely in bottle, but it is going to be pretty hard to resist young.
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Cecile Tremblay

Cecile Tremblay

Rising star Cécile Tremblay, Henri Jayer’s grand-niece, took the reins of her family domaine in 2003, working a total of three hectares of the family’s six hectares. As with all top growers the attention to detail here is in the vineyards. Cécile tends her vines with the utmost care and respect for terroir and the environment, practicing organic and biodynamic farming. In her own words "the grape bunches are my English roses, the vineyards my garden." To ensure low yields (between 25 and 35 hl/ha depending on the vintage) pruning is short and excess buds are removed. The wines undergo a cold prefermentation maceration and are then fermented either with no, some or all of the stalks depending on the wine and the vintage. There is the minimum of intervention here with ageing taking place in oak barrel (20 to 75 % new wood depending on the wine) for 15 to 18 months. These wines are a beautiful marriage of vivid, individual terroir characteristics and silky sensuality.

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