Musigny Grand Cru 2018

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns just under two acres of Grand Cru Musigny. This is one of the greatest terroirs in the world for Pinot Noir. The 2-acre vineyard sits high on the hillside overlooking the larger Grand Cru of Clos de Vougeot in the village of Chambolle-Musigny. Soil composition is very thin and made primarily of small stones. Drainage here is optimal.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and de-stemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 23 days prior to fermentation. The wine ages for a total of 16 months in oak barrels, located deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

Intense ruby red with dark purple rim. Refined with subtle floral (violet) and slightly peppery notes. Flavorful, fruity, spiced, licorice and slightly mentholated notes. Sumptuous, dense and extremely elegant tannins on the finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Musigny
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone
  • Vineyard Acreage: 2 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2018 Musigny Grand Cru is completely de-stemmed. It has a well-defined bouquet of intense blackberry, bilberry and light floral scents, plus touches of incense and pressed iris flowers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity, and quite firmly structured, so that it grips the mouth (though not as forcefully as the 2018 Chambertin). The spicy finish lingers in the mouth. Very fine."
    Grade: 93-95 points

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