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Beaune Clos de la Féguine Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Beaune Clos de la Féguine Premier Cru Bouteille
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    2007 as opposed to 2005, when it was easy to grow ripe grapes, 2007 was an early-maturing year that called for a great deal of meticulous work in the vineyard.
    It was necessary to be vigilant on all fronts in 2007, and those growers who did not keep close watch over their vines and correctly practise leaf thinning encountered difficulties. In May, vine growth was a month ahead of average but, by September, there was a major discrepancy between ripeness in the red and white grapes. Pinot Noir was fully ready to pick in late August, whereas Chardonnay needed more time. This was a "year of the winemaker", where making the right decisions was of paramount importance.
    The red wines are delicious, with silky tannin.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay on a 0.27 hectare plot.

  • Terroir

    South-facing sun exposure very steep
    Meagre, light brown silty and clay-limestone soil
    Fractured limestone
    Former quarry
    Perfect drainage

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with bâtonnage (lees stirring).
    100% malolactic fermentation
    Duration of ageing: 17 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in June 2009
    COLOUR: Clear, brilliant greenish-gold with silver-grey highlights
    BOUQUET: Elegant, refined and well-focused
    Beautifully pure with very fresh aromas of citrus, acacia and verbena
    PALATE: Polished, precise, and crisp with a fresh, tangy flavour and lime nuances
    Long aftertaste with beautiful, polished minerality

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