Beaune 1er Cru Champ-Pimont Blanc 2015

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: The 5.6 acre Domaine Jacques Prieur parcel of 1er Cru Champ-Pimont sits on the slope overlooking the town of Beaune just west of the village. The vineyard faces due east and produces both red and white wines of superior quality. The soils range from clay based in the lower slopes to mineral rich (iron) gravel soils further up the the slope.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 24 hours prior to fermentation. The red and white Champ-Pimont both undergo 100% malolactic fermentation and 17 months of aging in oak barrels.

Additional Information

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.

Luminous green gold with scintillating silver reflections. Precise and very subtle aromas with slightly toasted notes evolving into flint and spicy notes. On the palate, the wine is round and flavorful with anise, pepper and delicate lemony and acidulous notes. Generous and salivating on the finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Beaune
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Iron, Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3.5 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
    Enough wood to remark upon surrounds the agreeably fresh aromas of various white orchard fruit and lemon rind along with a hint of wet stone that can also be found on the caressing and naturally sweet flavors that deliver the best complexity and persistence, if only just, of these three Beaune 1ers.
    Grade: 88-91 Points
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
    "(13.5% alcohol; bottled in April): Bright, green-tinged yellow. Precise, rather cool lime and mineral aromas are higher-pitched than those of the Beaune Grèves. Tight, fresh and laid-back on entry, showing a distinct rocky quality, then a bit sweeter and fatter in the middle palate, offering Meursault-like flavors of stone and citrus fruits. Finishes with a touch of youthful aggressiveness."
    Grade: 89-92 points

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