The Domaine Jacques Prieur Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru is sourced exclusively from the Domaine's young vines from within Le Chambertin Grand Cru itself.
|Winery||Domaine Jacques Prieur|
|Varietal(s)||100% Pinot Noir|
The Domaine owns two acres of vines idealy located on the mid level slopes of the Grand Cru of Chambertin. Soil here is rich in organic material, mineral and clay and vines are old and very densely planted to encourage competition amongst the vines, limiting yields and producing fruit of great concentration.
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.
Whole bunches of grapes were handpicked into small crates and the pressed in a pneumatic winepress. Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must macerates in temperature controlled oak vats for 21 days.
Alcoholic fermentation and ageing entirely in oak barrels.
100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of 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.