Domaine Méo-Camuzet - Échezaux Grand Cru 'Les Rouges du Bas' 2019


Méo-Camuzet is one of the most celebrated domaines of the Côte d’Or, located in the heart of prestigious village of Vosne-Romanée. 

As its name - "les Rouges du Bas” - does not indicate, this vineyard plot of about 1 acre, is situated at the upper limit of the Échezeaux appellation. The altitude explains perhaps the aromatic freshness often found in this wine, even though its east/south-east orientation also influences its early maturity. The nature of the soil changes with the altitude: lighter and lighter as you get higher.

The original planting dates from the end of the 40's, but about one quarter of this was renewed a few years ago. The grapes are small, particularly at the top of the plot. They ripen quickly, and a high sugar level combined with excellent acidity can often be observed, and this produces wines of intensity. The only difficulty is that these are grapes which have to be "snapped up” at harvest time: you cannot wait, or they will spoil.

Échezeaux is loyal to its appellation through the finesse of its attack on the palate and its overall balance. But it's also a wine with pronounced acidity, which gives it freshness and structure and bestows upon it a sometimes austere finish.

Producer: Domaine Méo-Camuzet 

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Échezaux Grand Cru

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml