Echezeaux Les Cruots or if you like Echezeaux Les Vigne Blanches is one of the most interesting terroirs in the Flagey-Echezeaux part of Burgundy.
Henry Jayer found this to be one of the best terroirs in the large Echezeaux grand cru – and Jayer apparently made a special Echezeaux cuvée from this vineyard.
One of the most important owners of this terroir is today Domaine Jean Grivot … in my view one of the best producers of Echezeaux currently.
A very interesting wine in many ways … so lets take a closer look at the terroir.
The Jayer link
I think it’s important to understand the quality of the vineyard Les Cruots ou Vignes Blanches as this was the core in the best Henri Jayer Echezeaux made and the core of other great Echezeauxs.
There is also a link between the Jayer family and the Grivot holdings in Echezeaux as the Grivot plots has in Echezeaux are from the Jayer family.
Jean Grivot, the father of Etienne Grivot, married Yvonne Jayer who is the daughter of Louis Jayer – the cousin of Henri Jayer – and the son of Jean-Francois Jayer and Jeanne Marchand (1870 – 1953). Louis also had a second daughter Jacqueline and she also had some vineyards from the Jayer heritage – and these are also included in the Grivot holdings today.
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