Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a small 1/2 acre parcel of 1er Cru of Clos de la Fèguine which is perched on a very steep portion of the south facing hillside. This vineyard sits on a former quarry and contains a light brown silty soil made up of gravelly clay and limestone. Ideal drainage.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 24 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
This is an elegant and polished Chardonnay, bright in character and hinting clean flavors of lemon, lime, honey and vanilla.
Score: 91 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"Sweet oak lends exotic notes of pinepple and coconut. High-toned, with lemon and green apple offsetting the spice flavors, with a long, vivid finish. This is sleek and racy, so give it time to settle down."
"Hazy yellow. Exotic aromas of stone fruits, clove and honey. Fresh apricot and hazelnut flavors are brightened by strong acidity, which keeps the wine from coming off as too exotic. Finishes with a lighter touch than the Meursault Clos de Mazeray, which shows penetrating acidity along with a honeyed, Sauternes-like quality."
"A very expressive and relatively high-toned nose offers up notes of dried rose petal, pear and hints of earth that give way to detailed and intensely mineral-infused middle weight flavors that are chiseled and almost painfully intense, all wrapped in a very firm finish where a touch of oak toast surfaces."
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