Beaune Grèves Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Beaune Grèves Premier Cru Bouteille
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    2015 Exceptional sunshine!

    The year 2015 profited from completely exceptional climatic conditions with surplus sunning, very weak pluviometry and very high temperatures in June and July.
    The strong luminosity and heat marked this year with accelerated vegetative cycle and certain stages such as flowering at the beginning of June and ripening at the beginning of August were fulgurating.
    Harvests at Domaine Jacques Prieur started on 3rd September for Chardonnays and on 7th September for the Pinot Noirs.
    2015 can be illustrated as an extremely early vintage and it stands next to 2003, 2007 and 2011.
    The first tastings show generous white wines and refined red wines.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety : 100% Pinot Noir on a 1.17 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    Beautiful vineyard plot overlooking the city of Beaune.
    Clay-limestone soil with a predominance of Grèves (small pebbles) and sand. The silica in the sand stores warmth from the sun and is an important factor in ripeness. The wines are noted for their elegance and fruit.

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 19 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
    100% malolactic fermentation. Entirely aged in oak barrels.
    Duration of ageing : 17 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in May 2017
    COLOUR : Dark ruby red.
    NOSE : Fine, showing delicate fruit evolving into liquorice notes.
    PALATE : Tasty with ripe and crunchy fruit. Fresh and digestible tannins on the finish.

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