René Bouvier Échezeaux Grand Cru is a Pinot Noir variety red wine made in the A.O.C. Echezeaux by the René Bouvier winery.
Founded in the 19th century, René Bouvier was born from a love of the land that the third generation of the family continues to work on. In 1992, Bernard Bouvier, the founder’s grandson and his wife took on the winery and made some significant changes in the way they work. They rejected a certain standardisation of wines, instead looking for quality combined with respect for the land. 13 hectares of the Pinot Noir variety and 4 of the Chardonnay variety spreading across 18 denominations in Burgundy, Côte-De-Nuits-Villages, Fixin, Marsannay and Gevrey-Chambertin that are ecologically and organically cultivated and have had Ecocert certification since 2013.
The René Bouvier Échezeaux Grand Cru vineyards are planted in calcareous clay soils. They practice sustainable agriculture using ecological, organic and biodynamic techniques. When the grapes reach their optimum ripeness, they are manually harvested and sorted.
In the winery, the René Bouvier Échezeaux Grand Cru grape is selected and destemmed. Alcoholic fermentation is carried out for 20 days with native yeasts at a controlled temperature. It is aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of one year.
René Bouvier Échezeaux Grand Cru is a red wine that comes from one of the least known areas of the Cote de Nuits, but that displays the full character and power of Burgundy.