Terroir: Located within the boundary of Domaine Jacques Prieur in the lieu-dit Les Herbeux, at the bottom of the slope on a deep, slightly stony and very calcareous and loamy soil.
Vinification: Whole bunches of grapes were handpicked into small crates and the pressed in a pneumatic winepress. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing entirely in oak barrels. 100% malolactic fermentation. Duration of ageing: 15 months.
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.
White gold with silver reflections. Floral (white flowers), reminiscent of anise and spices (sweet spices, vanilla), very precise. The palate is tender, with great delicacy and very flavorful with beautiful smoothness. Digestible and salivating on the finish with a touch of salinity.
Score: 87 PointsWine Spectator Online Author: Bruce Sanderson
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