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Musigny Grand Cru

Jacques Prieur Musigny Grand Cru Bouteille
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    2004: A difficult vintage to describe
    The white wines are very good, and similar to 2001, with lemon and citrus aromas as well as very attractive overripe notes. To drink now or hold (for people who enjoy aged white wines).
    The reds are still closed at present, and not easy to evaluate.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir on a 0.77 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    This is one of the greatest terroirs in the Côte de Nuits. The vineyard is located on a fault overlooking the Clos Vougeot and bordering on the Combe d'Orveau. Le Musigny has south-east facing sun exposure and a unique, sunny microclimate.
    The thin, light soil has a high proportion of stones that not only guarantee good drainage, but also store heat in the daytime and release it at night.
    The grapes are always very ripe and produce a velvety nectar with lovely floral (violet) aromas and an impressively long aftertaste.

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 17 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: 20 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2005
    COLOUR: Beautiful, deep, intense reddish-black
    BOUQUET: Fine and delicate, with fresh forest fruit and ripe black fruit aromas accompanied by subtle pepper and chocolate overtones
    PALATE: Very distinguished, with fruity (black cherry, blackcurrant), toasty, and elegantly spicy flavours with chocolate and liquorice nuances
    Fine, ripe, silky tannin on the aftertaste

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