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: 92 PointsWine Review Online Author: Michael Franz
Reds from Burgundys Cte de Beaune were terrific on average in 2010, and though this was also true in 2009 and 2011, my favorites are the 2010s. This domaine was particularly successful, and this wine shows excellent depth and persistence of flavor without the barest hint of over-ripeness, thanks in large part to a bright beam of acidity that lifts and freshens the finish. Oak is notable but still restrained, and the overall balance of fruit, acidity, tannin and wood is exemplary.
Score: 92 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
"Good bright red. Aromas of red fruits, flowers and oak spices are complicated by mineral and earth notes. Red berry flavors are tactile and saline but maintain an attractive light touch. Most impressive today on the rising, seriously tannic, very juicy finish, which leaves behind notes of small red fruits and minerals. Very digestein the style of the vintage."
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