Beaune 1er Cru Champs-Pimont Rouge 2016

Domaine Jacques Prieur


Terroir: The 5 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

2016, 26th-28th April: Devastating frost episode!
After a very mild winter and a warm spring weather in the second half of April, the bud break was advanced but the frost with high level or humidity at the end of the month destroyed the parcels with the best exposition. After the frost the vine was developing slowly. Acceleration in growth and the maturity of grapes were possible thanks to very warm and dry summer, with ripening that started quickly by mid-August. The harvest started on 20th September and the sanitary condition of the vineyard was perfect.
The overall quality of the wines is not affected by these weather disturbances.

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. Crunchy featuring dark berries and very slightly toasted notes on the mouth. 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 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
    "(vinified with 30% whole clusters). Bright ruby color. An ultra-fresh, cool and admirably pure nose offers up notes of various red berries, plum, violet and an interesting hint of mandarin orange peel. There is terrific punch to the highly energetic and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors that also flash plenty of minerality on the youthfully austere and firm finale. This too will require at least a few years of patience."
    Grade: 89-92 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    "The 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Champs Pimont was also impacted by the frost. 50% of the production was saved but they decided not to destem one of the blocks in order to maintain volume. The whole stem addition works well on the nose, quite natural and refined, dark berry fruit mixed with sous bois and rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe tannin, fresh in the mouth, crisp and focused with a bright, tensile finish that is a joy. This comes recommended—excellent."
    Grade: 90-92 points

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