The appellation ‘Clos de l’Ecu’ most probably comes from the Middle Ages: this clos or walled vineyard allowed the owners to pay the taxes they owed the Dukes of Burgundy, in the unit of currency of the time the ‘Ecu’. This monopole or single-estate vineyard of Domaine Faiveley, was acquired in 2003.
Total Surface Area: 2 ha 37 a 03 ca
Exposition: East, South-East
Grape Variety: 100 % Pinot Noir
Domaine Faiveley surface area: 2 ha 37a 03 ca - Monopole [5.85 Acres ]
Years the vines were planted: 1948, 1980, 1989, 1994
Average annual production: 14 900 bottles
The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified. For the duration of the 18-20 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature.
It is then matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average two thirds of the cuvée. The barrels come from high quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.
Our Tasting Notes:
Serve at: 14°C to 16°C
Serve with: Breast of Duck, Filet of Beef, Lamb Casserole.
Veal Stew with Caramelised Baby Carrots.
Cellaring Potential: 7 to 15 years
Allen Meadows: 89-91/100
This Beaune 1er Cru "Clos de l'Ecu" has a quite intense ruby colour. The attack is supple and fruity, almost sweet, after the rather discreet woody nose with its strawberry and redcurrant scents. The mid-palate is round with well incorporated tannins, which give this wine its greedy character on the palate. The finish is long with fruity notes.
Allen Meadows: 88-91/100
The Beaune "Clos de l'Ecu" 2006 has an explosive round nose with very ripe cherry and raspberry aromas. It is structured by silky and well blended tannins.
Tasting Date : May 2010
Allen Meadows: 87-90/100
Jancis Robinson: 16,5/20
L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé, à consommer avec modération