This scenic village, located to the far east of the Côte de Nuits, has two Grands Crus but has no village appellation of its own! This strange situation, apparently unique to Burgundy, arises from the classification of Échezeaux and Grands Échezeaux as Grands Crus. The three Premiers Crus of Flagey-Échezeaux, Les Beaux Monts, Les Rouges, and En Orveaux, are instead classified under Vosne-Romanée wine.
As a result, this page is sheerly a container page for the two Flagey-Échezeaux Grands Crus, which entirely make up the village's international wine reputation. For information about Flagey-Échezeaux's three important Premiers Crus, see the Vosne-Romanée page. Listed below are the two Grands Crus.
- Échezeaux: This enormous Grand Cru is not known for its quality, due to the huge number of producers that make wine there, but from the best domaines many Grand Cru-level wines are made. Delicate in style, they often have an almost Musigny-like soft texture and light flavors, but with more earthy flavors. Although Échezeaux is not as exclusive as many other Grand Cru vineyards, the wines are rarely lower-priced.
- Grands Échezeaux: This vineyard, contained within the borders of Échezeaux, tends to be much more qualitatively oriented and is preferred by "Burgundy snobs" for its more exclusive but also more expensive wines. The wines take the basic core of Échezeaux and add a few layers of complexity and concentration, making for often sublime combinations of power and finesse. While still a long way from Musigny and Romanée-Conti, this Grand Cru is surely one of the best in Burgundy.