Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2016

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a 1.8 acre parcel of Les Bressandes in the Grand Cru of Corton. Les Bressandes sits on the northern portion of the hill of Corton on the lower slopes. Soils are heavier here than further uphill consisting mainly of clay and small amounts of limestone.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 19 days 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: Corton
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, limestone
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1.8 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
    "(from a .63 ha parcel; 30% whole clusters). Liqueur-like aromas of dark berries, earth, spice and plenty of floral and lavender nuances introduce powerful and quite punchy larger-scaled flavors that possess a succulent midpalate that contrasts with the muscular and youthfully austere finish that is also quite firmly structured. This is an excellent Bressandes and worthy of your interest provided that you can allow it at least a few years of keeping. "
    Grade: 92-94 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
    "The 2016 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru comes from two parcels, the older parcel whole bunch and the younger destemmed. It has a fragrant bouquet, the stem addition very discrete, fresh with bright blueberry and and blackcurrant fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe fruit, succulent with good acidity and volume, tapering in a little toward the finish but that will open up with bottle age. Give this three years in bottle at least."
    Grade: 90-92 points

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