Terroir: The 4.2 acre Domaine Jacques Prieur parcel of 1er Cru Greves sits on the slope overlooking the town of Beaune just west of the village. The vineyard faces southeast and produces both red and white wines of superior quality. Soils are made up primarily of small pebbles (Greves), sand and clay leading to a wine of great elegance.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 23 days prior to racking. The red and white Greves both undergo 100% malolactic fermentation and 16 months of aging in oak barrels.
"Good full, bright red. Pretty, pure aromas of maraschino cherry and flowers, lifted by a minty nuance. Sappy and bright in the mouth, with moderately thick redcurrant and spice flavors framed by sound acidity and a firm mineral spine. Lovely inner-mouth tension here. The savory, rising finish shows excellent grip."
" Good deep, bright medium red. Rather backward on the nose, with a whiff of reduction to the medicinal black cherry aroma. Chewy but quite tight, with strong acidity framing the very primary sour cherry and tart red berry flavors. Much harder to taste today then the Clos de la Feguine but there's plenty of texture here. (I'll hold off on reviewing the Beaune Champs Pimont as the wine had just finished its secondary fermentation and was very bound-up and gassy.)"
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