Beaune 1er Cru Grèves Rouge 2015

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: The 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

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.

Luminous ruby red. Generous showing floral, spicy and fruity notes at the same time (rose, clove and fresh cherry). Invigorating and dynamic with fruity-acidulous notes. Very digestible on the finish with structured, fresh and spicy tannins.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Beaune
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone pebbles, clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3 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
    An elegant version, with bright acidity and refined tannins framing cherry, currant, vanilla and toast flavors. Still tight on the finish, where the tannins leave a sinewy feel. Best from 2021 through 2035.
  • Score: 89 Points

    Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, October 6, 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, April 28, 2017
    (from a 1.17 ha parcel). A slightly fresher nose is composed of liqueur-like aromas of black raspberry, lilac, violet and whisper of warm earth. There is a better sense of verve to the detailed and relatively powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess fine mid palate concentration while delivering better length and balance on the mouth coating finale. I very much like the palate impression as its at once generous yet serious.
    Grade: 89-92 Points
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Bright dark red. Very dark aromas of blueberry, black cherry, chocolate mint and licorice. Densely packed, ripe and chocolatey, but with lovely freshness and inner-mouth tension; reminded me of a Bordeaux from the Right Bank. The gunflint and gravel notes come from the small rocks in the vineyard. Saturates the mouth with fruit and dusts the aftertaste with ripe tannins.
    Grade: 90-92 Points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    The 2015 Beaune 1er Cru Les Grves was totally de-stemmed and raised in 20% new oak. It is quite feisty at first, although it calms down in the glass, here a melange of red and black fruit whilst the oak needs a couple more months to be fully assimilated. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannin, bright red cherry and strawberry on the entry with a pleasant piquancy towards the finish. This is one of the best Beaunes from Jacques Prieur this year.
    Grade: 89-91 Points

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