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Chambertin Grand Cru

Jacques Prieur Chambertin Grand Cru Bouteille
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    2001 is a vintage that was affected by challenging weather.
    A hail storm in the Côte de Beaune in early August did considerable damage in Beaune, Volnay and Pommard. Results: The wines are best enjoyable when young and fruity, and should not be aged for too long.
    The Côte de Nuits did better, producing very elegant, refined wines with great varietal character.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir on a 0.84 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    A very mature, deep soil with brown topsoil
    Subsoil of large, fractured limestone blocks
    East-facing sun exposure

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 21 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: 17 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2002
    COLOUR: Beautiful, deep, ruby-red
    BOUQUET: Overtones of black cherry, cherry liqueur, and fresh almond
    PALATE: Concentrated, serious and powerful
    Spicy, fruity and mineral flavours
    High-quality, well-constituted tannin

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