Beaune 1er Cru Champs-Pimont Rouge 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

Dark and intense ruby red. Fine and precise with notes of dark berries (bilberry, blackberry), evolving with aeration into spicy and slightly leather/tobacco notes. On the palate, the wine is crunchy featuring dark berries and very slightly toasted notes. Thick on the finish with dense, ripe and salivating tannins.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Beaune
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Iron, Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 5.6 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
    This is lush and full of black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors, allied to a smooth texture. A good dose of new oak is balanced by the ripe fruit. This should come together in the near term. Best from 2019 through 2028.
  • Burghound Author: Allan Meadows
    Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
    This is also quite ripe as there are similar liqueur-like aromas of red and dark cherry, plum and subtle spice nuances. Here too there is excellent volume and mid-palate concentration to the nicely energetic and more obviously mineral-inflected flavors that possess fine persistence if not quite the same complexity on the slightly warm finale. Like the Fguine, this could easily be enjoyed on the younger side.
    Grade: 89-91 Points
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    (destemmed; these vines on soil rich in red clay are mostly 40 years old; the yield here was just 17 hectoliters per hectare due to hail the previous two years, according to owner Edouard Labruyre): Bright red-ruby. Penetrating scents of black cherry and licorice complicated by leather and smoke nuances. Offers excellent primary fruit intensity with a framing element of minerality. Finishes firm and long but with nothing dry about the tannins. An excellent showing.
    Grade: 90-92 Points

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