Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Féguine Rouge 2015

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a small 1/2 acre parcel of 1er Cru of Clos de la Fèguine which is perched on a very steep portion of the south facing hillside. This vineyard sits on a former quarry and contains a light brown silty soil made up of gravelly clay and limestone. Ideal drainage.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 24 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

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.

Intense ruby red with purple reflections. Smoky notes with a touch of spices and toast evolving with aeration into black fruit notes (bilberry, black cherry). Smooth with flavorful and embracing black fruit and silky tannins on the finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Beaune
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, clay, silt
  • Vineyard Acreage: .5 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    A silky, enticing red, featuring black cherry, raspberry, earth and spice flavors, picking up a saline element on the finish. Harmonious and polished, echoing dark fruit on the aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.
  • Burghound Author: Allan Meadows
    Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
    (a 1.59 ha climat of Coucherias and a monopole of the domaine). A well-layered mix of both red and dark currant is trimmed in ripe nuances of plum and violets. The exceptionally rich, suave and seductively textured flavors possess an opulent mouth feel while delivering reasonably good length on the dusty and mineral-inflected finish. Note that this rather plump effort could easily be enjoyed young.
    Grade: 87-90 Points
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Bright dark red. Aromas of dark fruits and licorice are lifted by pungent minerals. The juicy, very dark flavors of black cherry, black plum, spices and bitter chocolate reminded me a bit of Saint-Emilion. Still a touch reduced and not yet showing the texture or breadth one would expect from the high octane level.
    Grade: 88-90 Points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Fguine, which was totally de-stemmed, offers attractive blackberry, raspberry coulis and gravel scents on the nose. The palate is well balanced with sappy, juicy red cherry and raspberry fruit on the entry, the new oak (20%) lending a pleasant sheen and smoothness on the finish. Afford this a year or two in bottle.
    Grade: 88-90 Points

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