Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur farms just over a 1/4 acre of Grand Cru Chevalier-Montrachet, which is a sizable share of this heavily fragmented vineyard of just 18 acres. Chevalier-Montrachet sits high on the slope above neighboring vineyards of Le Montrachet and Batard Montrachet. Soils here are rocky and extremely well drained. This is hallowed ground for Chardonnay lovers.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 12-14 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
"Bright pale yellow. Very fresh, precise aromas of lemon, white flowers and medicinal herbs. Dense, dry and rich, with vibrant, sharply chiseled flavors of underripe pineapple, minerals and flowers. Very subtle and light on its feet; a wine of great finesse This wonderfully seamless midweight is most impressive today for its very long, slowly mounting, crystalline aftertaste."
"A restrained and gorgeously complex nose of pure citrus, wet stone and floral aromas is very much in keeping with the stony and chiseled medium weight flavors that possess borderline painful intensity on the ultra-dry, driving and hugely long finish. The complexity is presently only average for a fine Chevalier but the underlying material appears to be present such that with 7 to 10 years of cellar time this could very well achieve the top end of my predicted range"
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