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Beaune Grèves Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Beaune Grèves Premier Cru Bouteille
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    2006: Beautiful, very classic vintage with a heatwave in the month of July. Very great year for white wines - these are rich and opulent. Lovely vintage producing delicious red wines that are extremely enjoyables as of now.

  • 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 16 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: 15 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2008 (after bottling)
    COLOUR: Intense ruby-red
    BOUQUET: Candied-cherry aromas with spicy overtones
    PALATE: Fruity, spicy flavour
    Ripe, elegant tannin
    This wine is ready to drink, but will hold well for approximately 5 years.

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