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.
Score: 89 PointsVinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
(bottled in March): Strong pineapple and oak spice (20% new barrels) on the nose and palate. Fine-grained, shapely wine with good lemony cut but no austerity. Nicely made.
A cooler and slightly more restrained array offers up essence of pear, apple and a pretty floral hint. The sleek and slightly finer medium weight flavors also exude a subtle minerality on the rich yet detailed finish that is both slightly drier and a bit more complex as well.
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