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.
Bright yellow. Cool aromas of nectarine, sexy flowers and herbs. Densely packed but more closed on the palate than the Champs-Pimont, even slightly bitter-edged. This very backward, youthfully hard wine needs time to come into balance. There was less hail here than in Champs-Pimont, noted enologist Nadine Gublin, but the estate nevertheless lost 50% of this fruit in 2014.
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