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Meursault Perrières Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Meursault Perrières Premier Cru Bouteille
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    One often hears and reads that 2005 is a vintage of the century. Indeed, the tremendous potential of wines from this magnificent year is already obvious. Not only is this a very great vintage, but the wines are also delicious young. However, wine lovers would be well-advised to hold off from drinking them straight away, and their patience will be richly rewarded.
    The withe wines are fairly closed today (in 2007) and not very aromatic, but display ripe tannin and a beautiful mineral quality. It is suggested to age them as long as possible.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay on a 0.28 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    Very thin soil (15-20 cm) on a steep slope facing due east
    Very calcareous subsoil
    Lithographic limestone
    Stony soil

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperature-controlled conditions. 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 2006
    COLOUR: Luminous, brilliant, greenish-gold
    BOUQUET: Very pure and subtle with mineral, menthol and toasty aromas
    PALATE: Full, rich, concentrated and refined, with mineral overtones
    Generous, long aftertaste

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