Meursault 1er Cru Santenots 2015

Domaine Jacques Prieur


Terroir: Meursault 1er Cru Santenots sits on the northern boundary of the Meursault appellation. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns approximately 1/2 an acre of this vineyard. This is an extremely unique vineyard as producers are able to produce both white Meursault 1er Cru or red Volnay 1er Cru from the same parcel. The vines face almost due east and the soil is heavy in nature, primarily clay and silt.

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 17 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.

White gold with luminous silver reflections. Fine and delicate with a touch of yellow fruit (mirabelle plum) and nuts (almond, hazelnut). Tender and smooth with white fruit notes (apple, pear). Warm on the finish with embracing and crispy salinity.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Meursault
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, silt
  • Vineyard Acreage: 2 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 April): Bright yellow. High-pitched aromas of lime leaf, subtle herbs and flowers. Shows more size than nuance or intensity. The wine's terroir character and salinity only appeared late in its levage, noted Nadine Gublin.
    Grade: 89-91 Points
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
    A pungent nose combines firm reduction and wood toast. Otherwise the medium weight flavors possess both better volume as well as a bit more vibrancy that carries over to the fleshy, sappy and lightly mineral-inflected finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth.
    Grade: 89-91 Points

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