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Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

Jacques Prieur Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Bouteille
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    2015 Exceptional sunshine!

    The year 2015 profited from completely exceptional climatic conditions with surplus sunning, very weak pluviometry and very high temperatures in June and July.
    The strong luminosity and heat marked this year with accelerated vegetative cycle and certain stages such as flowering at the beginning of June and ripening at the beginning of August were fulgurating.
    Harvests at Domaine Jacques Prieur started on 3rd September for Chardonnays and on 7th September for the Pinot Noirs.
    2015 can be illustrated as an extremely early vintage and it stands next to 2003, 2007 and 2011.
    The first tastings show generous white wines and refined red wines.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety : 100% Chardonnay on a 0.13 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    Located on the top of the slope, facing due east with meagre, stony soil and white marl outcrops.

  • Vinification & Ageing

    Whole bunches of grapes were handpicked into small crates and pressed in a pneumatic winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperature-controlled conditions. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing took place entirely in oak barrels. 100% malolactic fermentation
    Duration of barrel ageing : 21 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in February 2018
    COLOUR :
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