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Beaune Champs-Pimont Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Beaune Champs-Pimont Premier 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% Chardonnay on a 1.20 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    A large plot with the evocative name of "Les Champs au pied du Mont" (or, "The Fields at the Foot of the Mountain"), located on the slope overlooking the outskirts of Beaune. This vineyard, facing due east, produces both red and white wine. Soil in the lower part of the vineyard contains a high concentration of clay, which guarantees deeply-coloured, powerful wines, while the large proportion of iron brings out smoky nuances.

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with bâtonnage (lees stirring).
    100% malolactic fermentation
    Duration of ageing: 19 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2005
    COLOUR: Beautiful deep gold with silver-grey highlights
    BOUQUET: Pure, elegant aromas of truffle, fresh almond and warm brioche
    PALATE: Crisp and polished with flavours of warm toast and a hint of lemon
    Beautifullly fresh with a long aftertaste

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