Meursault 1er Cru Perrières 2016

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

Intense green gold with scintillating silver reflections. Rich, complex and expressive with yellow fruit notes (mirabelle plum, fresh apricot), evolving into notes of hot bread crust, praline and warm stone. The palate is dense and powerful with infinite length. Flavorful with a strong sapidity, that makes the wine very digestible.

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

  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
    "A more elegant and restrained nose somewhat grudgingly offers up an array of citrus, acacia blossom and mineral reduction, all of which is trimmed in mildly toasty oak. There is fine punch to the surprisingly powerful, focused and tautly muscular flavors that possess the hallmark driving minerality of a classic Perrières on the impressively long if again ever-so-slightly warm finale. "
    Grade: 91-93 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
    "The 2016 Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières was produced in exactly the same quantity as in 2015. Matured in 25% new oak, it has a perfumed bouquet with white peach and hazelnut aromas, perhaps needing a little more tension and terroir expression to come through. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine, quite steely opening. It feels harmonious and precise, although I would seek more mineralité to be on display on the finish."
    Grade: 89-91 points
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
    "(12.8% natural alcohol; 20% lost to frost): Pale medium-yellow. Expressive nose combines lemon zest, lime, flowers, banana, passion fruit and mango. Then surprisingly strong and brisk on entry, displaying serious mid-palate thickness cut by firm mineral-driven acidity. This rather suave, sexy 2016 finishes with an impression of dusty minerality and lovely lift."
    Grade: 91-93 points

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