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Flagey Echezeaux



Flagey Echezeaux
is a small village squeezed in between Vougeot and Vosne - you might even say squeezed out, as it actually lies on the other side of the railway line from the vineyards.  There are two famous Grand Crus here - Echezeaux and Grands Echezeaux, along with small areas of lesser appelations. Unusually, all the Village and 1er Cru wines are labelled as Vosne Romanee.

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Grands Echezeaux runs to some 10 ha, lying alongside the Clos de Vougeot. The wines do have a similarly sturdy style, but the Grands Echezeaux is more gamey and not as earthy as the Vougeot wines tend to be. Certainly not a wine with the level of finesse of a Musigny of Richebourg, it nevertheless is a very good wine that benefits from a good ten years in the cellar.

Echezeaux is a bigger vineyard - of some 40 ha - with land both higher up and lower down the slope than Grands Echezeaux. There are many lieu-dits within the vineyard which indicate the location of the vines, and 'Echezeaux du Dessus" is a notable one, lying next to Grands Echezeaux. It is often described as a softer version of Grands Echezeaux, having the same gamey, slightly rustic character, but with gentler tannins, less definition and less intensity. From good producers (DRC, Engel, Jayer-Gilles, Champy, Rouget and Drouhin spring to mind) "it can be very good indeed, but is rarely fine" as Clive Coates nicely puts it.

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