Terroir: Coming from two small parcels located at the mid-slope, that ideally dominates Premier Cru ” Les Epenots” perfectly exposed to the East and South-East, with marly limestone soil, not very deep, stony and draining.
Vinification: The grapes are handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stays on the skins for 20 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) is done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation. 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged entirely in new oak barrels for 17 months.
2017 Omnipresent Sun!
The exceptional warm weather and the sunlight in March and in the first half of April gave way to a very quick development of the vine. The decrease in temperature in the end of April and minor frost episodes did not impact our vineyards like in 2016.
With constantly high temperatures, the growth cycle of the vine during the phase of vegetation was fulgurating (early and rapid flowering at the end of May – beginning of June and “flash” véraison has finished by 10th August).
The canicular weather in end of August intersected with occasional rains has accelerated the maturation of grapes and placed 2017 vintage among the earliest since the beginning of the years 2000.
The harvest at Domaine Jacque Prieur began on 29th August.
Classical ruby red. Subtle with delicate spicy and fruity (vanilla, cherry) and slightly mentholated notes. The palate is delicious and smooth. Tasty fruity texture evolving into spicy and menthol notes. Fine, fresh and subtle tannins.
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