Meursault 1er Cru Perrières 2015

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns about 3/4 of an acre of 1er Cru Meursault Perrières. The soils of this east facing slope are well drained consisting mainly of a stony mixture of limestone, sand and clay.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 12 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 19 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

2015 Exceptional sunshine!
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.

Green gold with the scintillating silver reflections. Rich and complex with ripe white fruit flavors (pepper, banana), evolving with aeration into candied citrus and flint notes (chalk, stone).
The palate is smooth and crunchy at the same time with lemon and toast notes. Dense, energetic and digestible finish lingering through a generous sapidity.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Meursault
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: .75 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
    (bottled in late April): Pale yellow with a green tinge. Bright aromas of pineapple, white peach and crushed stone. Broad and ripe but quite dry; concentrated, fine-grained wine with considerable power and adequate framing acidity. The round, palate-saturating finish shows an almost phenolic density of texture but also very good verve and length.
    Grade: 92+ Points
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
    A slightly fresher and more elegant nose exhibits more citrus elements on the acacia blossom, pear and apple scents. There is both good minerality and plenty of punch to the nicely delineated and intense middle weight flavors that also culminate in a bitter lemon-inflected finish where a refreshing hint of salinity arises.
    Grade: 89-92 Points
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Pale yellow. High-pitched aromas of lemon zest, white peach and crushed stone. Flavors of white peach and minerals are complicated by oak notes of spices and vanilla and firmed by pungent minerality. Youthfully tight and a bit aggressive, with a strong citrus spine running through to the finish. This sharply delineated, structured wine shows its site character more than its sunny, very warm vintage.
    Grade: 90-92 Points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    The 2015 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrires finally demonstrated some mineral attack on the nose, something deprived by the warmth of the growing season on the Cte d'Or. The palate is well balanced with a spicy entry. There is decent weight in the mouth, demonstrating well-integrated oak and a light walnut, and a slightly saline finish that is delicious. Enjoy this over the next 6-8 years.
    Grade: 89-91 Points

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