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
"Rich and structured, this red displays cherry, raspberry, mineral and earth flavors, with accents of spice. Vibrant and long, with a warm, spice-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2015 through 2022."
"Bright dark red. Aromas of raspberry, spices and crushed stone. Sweeter than the Greves, with fruit-dominated redcurrant and raspberry flavors nicely framed by ripe acidity. Not hugely filled in yet but finishes with good breadth, with the tongue-dusting tannins arriving late. I tasted this wine at the end of its malolactic fermentation."
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