Meursault AC Clos de Mazeray Rouge (Monopole) 2016

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: This 0.6 acre walled vineyard in the heart of Meursault is a monopole for Domaine Jacques Prieur. The vineyard sits in a rather flat position with rich clay soils covering what was once a riverbed.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 20 days prior to racking. The wine ages for 12 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

2016, 26th-28th April: Devastating frost episode!
After a very mild winter and a warm spring weather in the second half of April, the bud break was advanced but the frost with high level or humidity at the end of the month destroyed the parcels with the best exposition. After the frost the vine was developing slowly. Acceleration in growth and the maturity of grapes were possible thanks to very warm and dry summer, with ripening that started quickly by mid-August. The harvest started on 20th September and the sanitary condition of the vineyard was perfect.
The overall quality of the wines is not affected by these weather disturbances.

Intense ruby red. Very charming with fruity notes (red fruits, cherry, cherry-stone), fresh almond. Noble and fresh. The palate is fruity with beautiful density. Fresh, embracing and spicy tannins.

Technical Details

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

Recent Press

  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
    "(vinified with 100% whole clusters). An overtly floral and attractively perfumed nose features notes of lavender and various red berries that are trimmed in subtle earth nuances. The succulent, round and delicious middle weight flavors possess fine mid-palate volume while delivering fine length on the ever-so-mildly rustic and tangy finish."
    Grade: 88-90 points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    "From 0.25-hectare of vines, the 2016 Meursault Rouge Clos de Mazeray Rouge was reduced to two barrels, fermented in open demi-muids with 100% whole bunch. It has a slightly rustic, tertiary bouquet but is still nicely focused and fresh. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, the whole bunch poking through a little toward the finish but there is decent weight here, if not the persistence of a top vintage."
    Grade: 87-89 points

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