2017 Georges Noellat Grands-Echezeaux #108976996
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Based on 4 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 92-94 points Wine Advocate "An extravagant bouquet of blackberries, plums, incense, rose petals and wood smoke introduces the 2017 Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru, a full-bodied, ample and multidimensional wine that's nicely concentrated and complete, its structuring tannins generously cloaked in juicy fruit, its finish long and precise. (WK)" 95 points John Gilman "The bouquet is a fine, black fruity blend of black plums, black raspberries, bitter chocolate, venison, Vosne spices, dark soil tones and cedar. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and rock solid at the core, with excellent grip and balance, lovely nascent complexity, fine-grained tannins and a long, tangy and very promising finish. This is top flight Grands Echezeaux! (JG)"
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About Georges Noellat
With a focus on minimal intervention, Maxime manages the estate's profound terroirs of Vosne Romanée and northern Nuits St Georges, which include a large proportion of incredibly old vines planted before WWII. Maxime has already gained a reputation for his elegant, lacy style of Pinot Noir, which emphasizes the purity of fruit and refinement. All grapes are hand-harvested and cool-macerated before fermentation, with only native yeasts used. During vinification, Maxime prefers the term infusion to extraction, so punch downs are rare and gentle. The use of new oak depends on the appellation and vintage but ranges from 30% to 100%. Aging takes 14 to 20 months, and the wines are generally bottled without fining or filtration.
Despite being a small estate with only five and a half hectares of land, a large proportion of it is old vines, which he intends to preserve with special attention and care. Neal Martin from the Wine Advocate has said, Maxime seems to be a driven young vigneron whose tenets have been instilled from an early age, but wow – what potential!