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.
"Back after being hailed in 2013, the 2014 Beaune 1er Cru Grves has an elegant and floral bouquet with light redcurrant and fresh strawberry scents. It seems to have shaken of the 85% hail damage pretty well. The palate is well balanced, fleshy in the mouth with supple tannin, a lovely touch of spice with decent weight and presence on the spice-tinged finish. Just five barrels produced this year. Enjoy this over the next decade."
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