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Domaine Jacques Prieur - Le Montrachet Grand Cru 2018

Overview

Terroir: Arguably the finest plot of white wine producing grapes on the entire planet. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a staggering 1.45 acres of total 18 acres of this heavily fragments vineyard. The terroir of Le Montrachet is second to none as it sits high upon the hill overlooking the mere mortals of 1er Cru and village level vineyards below. This is the mecca of white wine.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 14 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 22 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Details edit

Luminous green gold with scintillating silver reflections. Refined and complex but still very discrete on the nose. Very consistent and powerful, embracing the palate with its incredible richness. An infinite length on the finish along with a beautiful sapidity.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Meursault
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1.45 acres
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  • Alcohol: >14%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent News edit

Vinous

Author: Neal Martin

Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

"The 2018 Montrachet Grand Cru is matured in 60% new oak. It has a finely tuned bouquet with scents of granite filtering through the green apple and pear aromas, and just a little linseed oil in the background. The well-balanced palate displays a fine bead of acidity, good tension from start to finish and a crescendo of concentration that leaves you feeling that you are in the presence of a famous (the most famous?) vineyard. This is a very worthy "Monty" with great potential."