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Domaine Jacques Prieur




Meursault Clos de Mazeray

 Terroir:
This walled vineyard owned exclusively by the Domaine is located on the outskirts of the town of Meursault. The vineyard was established by the monks of Citeaux and has produced red and white wines ever since. The clay-limestone soil sits atop a former river bed.

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with batonnage (lees stirring). 100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of ageing: 19 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Luminous, brilliant, greenish-gold with silver-grey highlights
BOUQUET: Toasted and roasted notes with flint, candied citrus and pineapple aromas
PALATE: Generous and tasty with an elegant, mouth-watering, mineral flavour Lemony, spicy taste Long, concentrated aftertaste

 Grape Varieties
100% Chardonnay on a 2.57 hectare plot

 
   

Beaune Champs-Pimont PREMIER CRU

 Terroir:
A large plot with the evocative name of "Les Champs au pied du Mont" (or, "The Fields at the Foot of the Mountain"), located on the slope overlooking the outskirts of Beaune. This vineyard, facing due east, produces both red and white wine. Soil in the lower part of the vineyard contains a high concentration of clay, which guarantees deeply-coloured, powerful wines, while the large proportion of iron brings out smoky nuances.

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with batonnage (lees stirring). 100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of ageing: 17 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Clear, brilliant greenish-gold with silver-grey highlights
BOUQUET: Very subtle and refined with hints of candied citrus, nuts, and pineapple, as well as toaty and spicy notes
PALATE: Generous, tasty and perfectly balanced, with attractive lemon and roast hazelnut nuances Long aftertaste with beautiful, polished minerality

 Grape Varieties
100% Chardonnay on a 1.20 hectare plot

 
   

Puligny-Montrachet les Combettes PREMIER CRU

 Terroir:
Beautiful vineyard in the heart of the greatest terroir for Chardonnay in the Cote de Beaune. Southwest-facing slope overlooking the village of Puligny-Montrachet.
Clay-limestone soil with a high proportion of stones, which is conducive to excellent ripeness.

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperature-controlled conditions. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with batonnage (lees stirring).
100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of ageing:16 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: White gold with silver-grey highlights Luminous
BOUQUET: Fine, delicate and well-focused with elegant spicy, toasty, vanilla, and mineral notes (flint)
PALATE: Fresh, crisp, and revitalising Nuances of citrus fruit (lime) and fresh sultana grapes Slightly salty with a delicate, thirst-quenching minerality A refined, distinguished wine

 Grape Varieties
100% Chardonnay on a 1.50 hectare plot

 
   

Meursault Perrieres PREMIER CRU

 Terroir:
Very thin soil (15-20 cm) on a steep slope facing due east Very calcareous subsoil
Lithographic limestone
Stony soil

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperature-controlled conditions. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with batonnage (lees stirring).
100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of ageing:19 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Golden with pale silver highlights
BOUQUET: Pure and well-focused
Elegant and spicy with well-integrated oak
Fresh citrus (grapefruit)
PALATE: Fresh, pure, precise, and powerful with impressive grip



 Grape Variety
100% Chardonnay on a 0.28 hectare plot

 
   

Corton-Charlemagne GRAND CRU

 Terroir:
Situated on the hill where the Grands Crus of Corton are located. Facing due east, the vineyard overlooks the village of Ladoix-Serrigny and goes up to the edge of the forest. The vineyard is steep and very chalky, wich confers an intense mineral quality.

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperature-controlled conditions. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with batonnage (lees stirring).
100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of ageing: 22 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Golden with silver-grey highlights
BOUQUET: Typical aromas of a terroir with white marl: truffle, fresh earth, bread dough, and aniseed
PALATE: Powerful and concentrated, with a strong mineral flavour accompanied by salty, iodised nuances
Lovely, subtle aniseed on the aftertaste

 Grape Variety
100% Chardonnay on a 0,22 hectare plot

 
   

Chevalier-Montrachet GRAND CRU

 Terroir:
Located on the top of the slope, facing due east with meagre, stony soil and white marl outcrops

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperature-controlled conditions. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with batonnage (lees stirring).
100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of ageing: 19 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Golden with silver-grey highlights
BOUQUET: Elegant, refined and etherreal with pleasant toasty aromas and hints of spice and aniseed
PALATE: Fresh, elegant and subtle with a taste reminiscent of aniseed Generous, polished aftertaste

 Grape Variety
100% Chardonnay on a 0.13 hectare plot

 
   

Montrachet GRAND CRU

 Terroir:
Very sunny vineyard, located half way up the slope, with perfect drainage. East-by-Southeast sun exposure.
Thin, stony, sodium-rich soil. White marl outcrops.

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperature-controlled conditions. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with batonnage (lees stirring).
100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of ageing: 22 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Greenish-gold with silver-grey highlights
BOUQUET: Pure and very well-focused with elegantly spicy aromas complemented by a touch of menthol and aniseed
PALATE: Powerful, complex, refined and concentrated, with a strong mineral component
Impressive length and grip

 Grape Variety
100% Chardonnay on a 0.59 hectare plot

 
   

Beaune Champs-Pimont PREMIER CRU

 Terroir:
A large plot with the evocative name of "Les Champs au pied du Mont" (or, "The Fields at the Foot of the Mountain"), located on the slope overlooking the outskirts of Beaune. This vineyard, facing due east, produces both red and white wine. Soil in the lower part of the vineyard contains a high concentration of clay, which guarantees deeply-coloured, powerful wines, while the large proportion of iron brings out smoky nuances.

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 24 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation
100% ageing in oak barrels
Duration of ageing: 17 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Lovely ruby-red with deep purplish highlights
BOUQUET: Smoky, toasty nuances with hints of tabacco, humus, forest floor and spice
PALATE: Concentration, full-bodied and very spicy
Mouth-watering, tasty, and extremely well-focused
Tightly-knit tannin with a ripe, spicy flavour and a thirst-quenching Quality

 Grape Variety
100% Pinot Noir on a 2.28 hectare plot.

 
   

Beaune Greves PREMIER CRU

 Terroir:
Beautiful vineyard plot overlooking the city of Beaune. Clay-limestone soil with a predominance of Greves (small pebbles) and sand. The silica in the sand stores warmth from the sun and is an important factor in ripeness. The wines are noted for their elegance and fruit.

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 23 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation
100% ageing in oak barrels
Duration of ageing: 16 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Intense dark ruby-red with deep purplish highlights
BOUQUET: Deep, complex black fruit aromas with overtones of warm toast
PALATE: Very spicy, warm, concentrated, and full-boded with tasty hints of black fruit and toast
Tight, ripe tannins

 Grape Variety
100% Pinot Noir on a 1.70 hectare plot

 
   

Clos de Vougeot GRAND CRU

 Terroir:
A large, 50-hectare clos (walled vineyard) created by the Monks of Citeaux. Their cellar was located in the Chateau du Clos Vougeot, which is now the headquarters of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.
The soil, largely dominated by clay, produces powerful, well-structured wines that have a rustic side when very young.

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 20 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation
100% ageing in oak barrels
Duration of ageing: 17 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Dark ruby-red with purplish highlights Deep and intense
BOUQUET: Rich, with hints of ripe black fruit (black cherry, blackberry and kirsch),
going on to reveal overtones of smoke, tobacco and dark chocolate
PALATE: Powerful and concentrated spicy, peppery hints A chewy wine with rich,
ripe tannin and a long aftertaste Serious, with a powerful finish

 Grape Variety
100% Pinot Noir on a 1.28 hectare plot

 
   

Corton-Bressandes GRAND CRU

 Terroir:
Situated on the hill where the Grands Crus of Corton are located. The south-east facing vineyards and slight slope ensure perfect ripening.
This sun exposure, combined with stony clay-limestone soil, is conducive to early ripening whatever the weather during the growing season.

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 19 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation
100% ageing in oak barrels
Duration of ageing: 17 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Intense ruby-red with deep purplish highlights
BOUQUET: Complex, with hints of liquorice and spice, going on to reveal ripe black fruit aromas
PALATE: Concentrated, tasty and generous with delicious berry fruity flavours and a refreshing spicy quality Serious, ripe tannins

 Grape Variety
100% Pinot Noir on a 0.73 hectare plot

 
   

Chambertin GRAND CRU

 Terroir:
A very mature, deep soil with brown topsoil Subsoil of large, fractured limestone blocks East-facing sun exposure

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 21 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation
100% ageing in oak barrels
Duration of ageing: 17 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Deep ruby-red with purplish highlights
BOUQUET: Warm and toasty with hints of brioche and flowers
PALATE: Black fruit and blackcurrant Concentrated and tasty with a silky texture rich, satiny tannins

 Grape Variety
100% Pinot Noir on a 0.84 hectare plot

 
   

Echezeaux GRAND CRU

 Terroir:
Located in "Champs Traversins", in the heart of the historic Echezeaux vineyard, the vines are planted in north/south rows at the end bordering on La Combe d'Orveau.
Fairly thin brown soil with fine sandy/siliceous gravel on the surface. A perfect microclimate: cool, well-ventilated, and healthy thanks to an air current

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 19 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation
100% ageing in oak barrels
Duration of ageing: 17 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Deep ruby-red with brilliant, luminous purplish highlights
BOUQUET: Complex and very expressive Fruity and toasty with hints of brioche, menthol, cherry stone, fresh cherry, blackcurrant and vanilla
PALATE: Refined and altogether elegant, with tasty mineral, fruity and spicy flavours Fine tannins, excellent structure and a thirst-quenching quality

 Grape Variety
100% Pinot Noir on a 0.36 hectare plot

 
   

Musigny GRAND CRU

 Terroir:
This is one of the greatest terroirs in the Cote de Nuits. The vineyard is located on a fault overlooking the Clos Vougeot and bordering on the Combe d'Orveau. Le Musigny has south-east facing sun exposure and a unique, sunny microclimate.
The thin, light soil has a high proportion of stones that not only guarantee good drainage, but also store heat in the daytime and release it at night.
The grapes are always very ripe and produce a velvety nectar with lovely floral (violet) aromas and an impressively long aftertaste.

 Fermentation & Ageing:
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 23 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation
100% ageing in oak barrels
Duration of ageing: 16 months

 Tasting Notes:
COLOUR: Lovely, deep, ruby-red with light purplish highlights
BOUQUET: Very ethereal, but voluptuous with floral (violet), spicy, and toasty notes
PALATE: Silky, satiny texture with liquorice, spice and menthol flavours Velvety, elegant, silky tannin

 Grape Variety
100% Pinot Noir on a 0.77 hectare plot

 
   


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