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.
"The 2013 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru was picked on October 3 from their tiny 0.15 hectare parcel of 60+-year-old vines parked in the top left-hand corner. There are just two barrels this year. It has a precise and delineated bouquet with superb minerality. The palate is tense on the entry, harmonious and poised and though not the deepest Chevalier '13 in the making, it does have a beguiling marine influence toward the finish. Classy."
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