Domaine Jacques Prieur - Echézeaux Grand Cru 2017
Terroir: The Grand Cru Echézeaux is an 86 acre terroir located in the village of Vosne Romanee. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a 1 acre plot in the Champs Traversins parcel located in the heart of the vineyard. Soil here is thin and poor comprised of sandy gravel.
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 Details edit2017 Omnipresent Sun!
The exceptional warm weather and the sunlight in March and in the first half of April gave way to a very quick development of the vine. The decrease in temperature in the end of April and minor frost episodes did not impact our vineyards like in 2016.
With constantly high temperatures, the growth cycle of the vine during the phase of vegetation was fulgurating (early and rapid flowering at the end of May - beginning of June and "flash" véraison has finished by 10th August).
The canicular weather in end of August intersected with occasional rains has accelerated the maturation of grapes and placed 2017 vintage among the earliest since the beginning of the years 2000.
The harvest at Domaine Jacque Prieur began on 29th August.
Classical ruby red. Subtle with delicate spicy and fruity (vanilla, cherry) and slightly mentholated notes. The palate is delicious and smooth. Tasty fruity texture evolving into spicy and menthol notes. Fine, fresh and subtle tannins.
- Appellation: Echézeaux
- Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Limestone, sand
- Vineyard Acreage: 1 acres
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- Alcohol: >14%
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- Sizes Available: 6/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Recent News edit
Wine Spectator Rating: 94
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
"A supple, fluid red, this offers cherry, raspberry, floral and spice flavors matched to a bracing structure. The acidity is more prominent than the tannins, leaving a long, mouthwatering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2046. 15 cases imported."