2017 Domaine Bart Marsannay Rouge "Les Echezots"

SKU #1417794 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 An airy essence of wild red berry fruit scents is laced with hints of underbrush and sandalwood. There is good punch and lovely detail to the nicely mineral-inflected flavors that aren’t especially complex but they are quite refreshing and lilting, plus the finish is well-balanced. 2022+  (1/2020)


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Price: $29.99

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By: Lauren Seward | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/30/2019 | Send Email
Bursting with bright fruit and a lush, almost silky finish, this is considered among the RWC staff to be one of the best Pinots in the store — especially at $30! A soft palate reveals notes of tart cherry and plum met with a satiating herbaciousness that is classic to red Burgundies. A sparkling acidity makes this an extremely food-friendly wine that can be enjoyed year round. Enjoy as a warm winter red on a chilly day, or as the perfect BBQ wine in the heart of summer.

By: Andrew Tobin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/1/2019 | Send Email
I had a chance to sit down with a bottle of this today to write this review, and while I was taking my notes I shared a glass with one of my colleagues who's only comment was "Dang, that's really good" which quite frankly is the most succinct way to describe this wine. Full of fruit and rose pedals on the nose the wine is elegant and lingering. The palate is soft, vibrant and velvety with hints of cherry, blueberry, and rose water on the finish. For anyone looking for an elegant red burgundy without spending an arm and a leg this has to be on your radar. Great with food, easy to approach on its own, and just plain good!

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/19/2019 | Send Email
After trying a bottle of this with our practice run of Thanksgiving, Cinnamon and I bought a case for the cellar! Les Echezots is one of the highest elevation sites in Marsannay, with parts of the vineyard at over 900 feet, right up next to the Bois des Francs forest. It is the last plot that the Bart family harvests because of this high, cool location. It benefits from a breezy exposition, which keeps rot and other maladies away from the grapes, and always makes their brightest wine. In order to keep the fruit pure without sacrificing vinous, savor, the wine is made in 600 liter demi-muids instead of the standard sized Burgundy barrel that is only 1/3 that size. We decanted it about an hour ahead and found it to have fabulous tart black cherry fruit, a touch of new leather and the catnip and betterave douce flavors and aromas that drive us crazy for Burgundy. I found myself taking lusty gulps of this after the king trumpet mushroom and wild rice stuffing and white truffle butter gravy covered turkey.
Drink from 2019 to 2037

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/4/2019 | Send Email
In Marsannay there are no premier cru vineyard sites, but Domaine Bart and its neighbors are working to change this. Domaine Bart bottles single vineyard wines which they believe display the caliber of premier crus, and Les Echezots is among the finest of these. With the cooler 2017 vintage, you have crisp acidity, bright red berry fruits and lovely savory notes of wild mushroom and culinary herbs. Gorgeous as this wine is now, it will certainly benefit from a few years in the cellar to integrate and develop some tertiary notes.

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.