Beaune 1er Cru Champ-Pimont Blanc 2005

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: The 5.6 acre Domaine Jacques Prieur parcel of 1er Cru Champ-Pimont sits on the slope overlooking the town of Beaune just west of the village. The vineyard faces due east and produces both red and white wines of superior quality. The soils range from clay based in the lower slopes to mineral rich (iron) gravel soils further up the the slope.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 24 hours prior to fermentation. The red and white Champ-Pimont both undergo 100% malolactic fermentation and 17 months of aging in oak barrels.

Additional Information

Has delicate and clean aromas of truffle, almond and warm brioche. The complex fruit on the palate reveals toasted bread and lemon with firm minerality, and crisp acidity helps a fresh, long finish.

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Sunday, August 31, 2008

    Elegant, with a core of lemon accented by spice notes. This is on the lean side, yet seems concentrated, so give it time to find its balance. Has a nice toasty finish. Best from 2009 through 2016.

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Saturday, September 1, 2007

    Smoky, ripe aromas of peach and apricot. Fat and sweet but with more energy and depth than the Santenots. The chalk-rich soil gives this wine an incisive mineral character. A clean, penetrating, stony wine that finishes long and a bit austere, with hints of grapefruit and pineapple.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Sunday, July 1, 2007

    This is also generously wooded and it is frankly at the limit of what I find attractive, framing white peach and pear aromas that retain a good sense of freshness that continues onto the racy detailed and admirably focused medium-bodied flavors that finish quite dry and with an almost Chablis-like saline quality.

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Saturday, July 1, 2006

    (this was presented out of normal order because it and the Combettes and Montrachet still have some unfermented sugar) Pale color. Ripe, fruit-driven aromas of peach and pineapple. This has very firm acidity in the context of this collection, giving the chalky, crushed stone and pineapple flavors a penetrating quality. The most taut of all these 2005s today. I hope this retains a couple grams of sugar to balance its strong acidity. A very original wine, rather Corton-Charlemagne-like.).

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