Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune Grèves 1er Cru Rouge 2012

Domaine Jacques Prieur Beaune Grèves 1er Cru Rouge

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First tastings show harmonious and savoury wines with refreshing fruitiness together with precise and particular density on the palate.

About this Wine


Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Beaune
Winery Domaine Jacques Prieur
Vintage 2012
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Pinot Noir on a 1.17 hectare plot
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750
Case Size 6
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code 1603012
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Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

COLOUR: Beautiful dark red colour with intense purple reflections.
NOSE: First nose almost exclusively empyreumatic notes of roasting,
gently smoke scented and spicy notes. With aeration developing black fruit aromas.
PALATE: Refreshing and crunchy with flavours of kernel and stone fruit. Seducing energy and fine tannins, fresh and lively. Digestible finish

Production


Terroir

Beautiful vineyard plot overlooking the city of Beaune.
Clay-limestone soil with a predominance of Grèves (small pebbles) and
sand. The silica in the sand stores warmth from the sun and is an
important factor in ripeness. The wines are noted for their elegance and
fruit.

Vintage Notes

2012 weather conditions showed that nature remains the determining factor in winemaking. It is still stronger than anything and this is for the best. Throughout vine growth cycle, our vineyards suffered from the whims of Mother Nature: winter and spring frosts, significant temperature fluctuations in spring and summer, arduous flowering (coulure and millerandage), several violent storms, hail and heat, as well as strong pressure from mildew and oïdium!
All these phenomena have resulted in historically low yields. Nevertheless, nature often restores things very well, so it enabled remaining grapes to fully ripen and maintain a good health condition in the vineyard.
First tastings show harmonious and savoury wines with refreshing fruitiness together with precise and particular density on the palate.

Vinification

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. Entirely aged in oak barrels.
Duration of ageing: 16 months

Winery


Winery Description

Domaine Jacques Prieur is at the summit of the hierarchy of the most prestigious estates in Burgundy, with 51 acres of vines situated within the most highly sought after Grand and Premier Crus of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune.
Domaine Jacques Prieur is the only estate in Burgundy to own vines within the five mythic appellations of Chambertin, Musigny, Clos Vougeot, Corton-Charlemagne and Montrachet.

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