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Beaune Grèves Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Beaune Grèves Premier Cru Bouteille
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    2002 is a very pure, well-focused vintage. The grapes were beautifully ripe and healthy, without a trace of rot. Jus how great this vintages is, of course, depends on the terroir. However the wines are showing very well, with plenty of fruit, considerable delicacy and beautifully ripe tannin.
    The Pinot Noir varietal character comes through very well, with impressive finesse and refinement. The bywords for the 2002 vintage are fruit and elegance, and the wines will keep very well - at least until 2012.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir on a 1.70 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 24 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
    100% malolactic fermentation
    100% ageing in oak barrels
    Duration of ageing: 18 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2003
    COLOUR: Intense, luminous ruby-red
    BOUQUET: Fresh and delicate, with red fruit aromas
    PALATE: Powerful and well-balanced with a taste of red fruit (blackberry, redcurrant) and sweet spices
    Ripe, granular tannin

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