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Beaune Champs-Pimont Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Beaune Champs-Pimont 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% 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 2008 (after bottling)
    COLOUR: White gold with silver-grey highlights
    BOUQUET: Yellow fruit, truffle, mushroom and flint
    PALATE: Mineral, salty flavour
    Polished taste reminiscent of citrus fruit and warm bread crust
    Tangy aftertaste

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