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Beaune Clos de la Féguine Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Beaune Clos de la Féguine 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 1.47 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    South-facing sun exposure very steep
    Meagre, light brown silty and clay-limestone soil
    Fractured limestone
    Former quarry
    Perfect drainage

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 20 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: Magnificent deep, dark velvety red
    BOUQUET: Cherry, cherry stone and fresh almond
    PALATE: Toasty, spicy and fruity
    Ripe, elegant tannin
    This wine is ready to drink, but will hold well for approximately 5-7 years

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