Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns two acres of vines idealy located on the mid level slopes of the Grand Cru of Chambertin. Soil here is rich in organic material, mineral and clay and vines are old and very densely planted to encourage competition amongst the vines, limiting yields and producing fruit of great concentration.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must macerates in temperature controlled oak vats for 21 days. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
"(true Charmes; entirely destemmed; these tiny bunches and berries were picked with 12.5% potential alcohol): Bright dark red. Dark fruits, menthol and rose on the nose, plus a minty nuance. Densely packed and essentially pliant, offering a lovely combination of sweet and savory aspects. Nicely sappy, fruit-driven Charmes with plenty of early personality. Finishes ripely tannic and long."
"The 2013 Chambertin, which comes from the 65-year-old vines only, has a perfumed, more floral bouquet than the Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru. The palate is medium-bodied with quite sinewy tannins with blackcurrant pastilles, a touch of sea salt and a twist of cracked black pepper on the structured, quite masculine finish. Give this several years in bottle. "
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