Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Blanc 2015

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: The 1.3 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.

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.
Harvests at Domaine Jacques Prieur started on 3rd September for Chardonnays and on 7th September for the Pinot Noirs.
2015 can be illustrated as an extremely early vintage and it stands next to 2003, 2007 and 2011.

Gold with silver reflections. Generous with yellow fruit notes (apricot, mirabelle plum). The palate is ample with spicy white pepper and toasted notes. Round and delicious on the finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Beaune
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone pebbles, clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1.3 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, September 1, 2017
    "Medium yellow. Very fresh, almost metallic lemony aroma. Offers very good mid-palate energy and good lemony cut and intensity. Finishes tactile, savory and quite firm; there's nothing easy about this wine in the early going."
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
    A whisper of petrol character can be found on the smoky aromas that are primarily composed of various white orchard fruit and a hint of citrus zest. There is good vibrancy and reasonable definition to the lightly stony middle weight flavors that culminate in a clean and moderately dry if not especially complex finish. This should drink well on the younger side.
    Grade: 87-89 Points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Blanc has a light resinous, honeysuckle-scented bouquet that just needs to muster a little more intensity. The palate is juicy and ripe on the entry with grapefruit and Conference pear notes, quite saline in the mouth, and perhaps just missing the length that a cooler season might have bestowed. Enjoy this over the next 5-6 years.
    Grade: 88-90 Points

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