A smooth texture sets the stage for lanolin, apple, vanilla and hazelnut flavors in this rich white, which offers good acidity, lending harmony and drive to the finish.
|Winery||Domaine Jacques Prieur|
|Varietal(s)||100% Pinot Noir on a 0.25 hectare plot|
COLOUR: Ruby-red with slight violet reflections.
NOSE: Floral and fruity with notes of violet interlaced with juicy and savoury red cherry, evolving with aeration into spicy and liquorice notes.
PALATE: Soft texture with fruity and spicy flavours. Smooth and fine finish with elegant tannins.
This vineyard, located in the commune of Meursault, is unusual in that it is entitled to produce Meursault-Santenots Premier Cru white wine if planted with Chardonnay and Volnay-Santenots Premier Cru red wine if planted with Pinot Noir. Facing east, this vineyard has deep soil with alternating friable limestone aggregate associated with marl and silt.
Situated at the foot of the slope, this Meursault-Santenots has a perfect balance between soil and stone that encourages ripening.
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.
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 19 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 entirely in oak barrels.
Duration of barrel ageing: 17 months
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.