Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Féguine Rouge (Monopole) 2016

Domaine Jacques Prieur


Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a 4 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

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.

Intense dark ruby red. Very tempting, precise, fresh red berries (cherry, cherry-stone), evolving into slightly toasted notes on the nose. The palate is tender, flavorful, fruity and fleshy (fresh cherry). Fine and digestible tannins on the finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Beaune
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, clay, silt
  • Vineyard Acreage: 4 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
    "(a 1.59 ha climat of Coucherias and a monopole of the domaine). As is usually the case this is more aromatically elegant with its cooler and more restrained nose of ripe red and black cherry along with very subtle spice and earth wisps. There is a much more refined mouth feel to the tighter and stonier flavors that possess a beguiling sense of underlying tension, all wrapped in a chiseled and linear finish. Lovely stuff."
    Grade: 88-91 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    "The 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Féguine has a crisp, red cherry and blueberry-scented bouquet that has just a touch of tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, clean red cherry and strawberry fruit, a smooth texture with quite a sensual, fresh finish. Enjoy this over the next six to eight years."
    Grade: 87-89 points

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