Terroir: The 4.2 acre Domaine Jacques Prieur parcel of 1er Cru Grèves sits on the slope overlooking the town of Beaune just west of the village. The vineyard faces southeast and produces both red and white wines of superior quality. Soils are made up primarily of small pebbles (Grèves), sand and clay leading to a wine of great elegance.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 23 days prior to racking. The red and white Grèves both undergo 100% malolactic fermentation and 16 months of aging in oak barrels.
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.
Dark ruby red. Fine aromas, showing delicate fruit evolving into licorice notes. The wine is tasty with ripe and crunchy fruit. Fresh and digestible tannins on the finish.
Score: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
Score: 89 PointsVinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
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