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.
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"Clove, nutmeg and butterscotch aromas and apple and spice flavors highlight this vivid white. Juicy, lingering on the spice-tinged finish. Best from 2015 through 2022."
There is a discreet but not invisible touch of wood to the cool pear, grapefruit and mineral reduction suffused nose. There is superb intensity to the racy, detailed and abundant mineral-inflected medium weight flavors that also possess a markedly saline character to the bone dry but not particularly austere finish, indeed there is a succulent quality to the mid-palate.
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