Domaine Jacques Prieur Montrachet Grand cru  2016 The Wine Gate Shop
Domaine Jacques Prieur Montrachet Grand cru  2016 The Wine Gate Shop
France

Burgundy – Montrachet

Domaine Jacques Prieur Montrachet Grand cru 2016

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Ratings

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the estate

Located in the famous village of Meursault, Domaine Jacques Prieur owns Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines on the best terroirs of Burgundy. From Montrachet to Chambertin, including Corton, Echézeaux, Musigny and many others, the estate encompasses 23 of Burgundy’s most mythical appellations.

All our wines are either Grand Cru or Premier Cru - except Meursault Clos de Mazeray, one of our 3 Monopoles.

The winery is run by an experimented trio: Nadine Gublin, oenologist and technical director, Edouard Labruyère, managing director, and Martin Prieur, brand ambassador. Together with an expert team, they are dedicated to handcraft outstanding wines and to entrench the reputation of Domaine Jacques Prieur in the elite of Burgundy.

The vineyard

Settled in Meursault since the 19th century, Domaine Jacques Prieur today comprised 21 hectares (52 acres) of vineyards (11ha/27ac in Pinot Noir and 10ha/25ac in Chardonnay).

The estate owns almost one third of all Burgundian Grands Crus Appellations: Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne, Corton-Bressandes, Echézeaux, Clos Vougeot, Musigny, Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze. 14 Premiers Crus complete this collection: Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes, Meursault Perrières, Meursault Charmes, Meursault Santenots, Volnay Clos des Santenots (Monopole), Volnay Champans, Pommard Les Charmots, Beaune Champs Pimont (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir), Beaune Clos de la Féguine (Monopole, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir), Beaune Grèves (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) and Chambolle-Musigny Combe d'Orveau. Finally the winery also possesses 1 iconic Village Appellation: Meursault Clos de Mazeray (Monopole). Led by the vineyard manager, the estate has been following sustained farming methods for many years: inputs have been dramatically reduced, soils tillage has replaced chemical treatments, some tasks respect moon calendar, etc. The fierce will of the Labruyère Family to bequeath healthy terroirs to future generations and the respect of the unique identity of each parcel enforced the adoption of this "haute-couture"

The vintage

The Domaine Jacques Prieur Montrachet Grand Cru 2016 is a white wine from Burgundy, produced from grapes grown in one of the region's best terroirs. It offers intense aromas of ripe fruits, white flowers, and spices, with a full and complex palate characterized by beautiful acidity and a persistent finish. This wine is considered one of the greatest representatives of its appellation.

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.

Information

  • Domain Domaine Jacques Prieur
  • Vineyard Côte de Beaune
  • Color
    White
  • Vintage 2016
  • Classification Grand Cru
  • Variety 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol degrees13.5°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

COLOUR : Luminous green gold with scintillating silver reflections. NOSE : Refined and complex but still very discrete today. PALATE : Very consistent and powerful, embracing the palate with its incredible richness. An infinite length on the finish along with a beautiful sapidity.