Terroir: The large 123 acre vineyard of Clos de Vougeot is one of the most famous terroirs in all of Burgundy. Because of it's vast size, this walled vineyard holds many micro-climates with many grade and soil variations.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 24 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
This wine has extremely limited availability in both 750ml and 1.5l. Please consult your local FWS rep for availability.
Because of the parcels situation on the lower slopes of the vineyard the Clos de Vougeot is open and surprisingly accessible while young.
"(from a parcel of vines at the bottom of the slope). Somewhat surprisingly, this is every bit as elegant as the Bressandes with a ripe nose that includes floral elements to the red currant and black berry fruit aromas. There is excellent density to the quite serious, brooding and concentrated medium weight plus flavors that exude plenty of dry extract that buffers the otherwise very firm yet fine tannins that add to the mild finishing austerity on the explosively long finish. Prieurs Clos de Vougeot is rarely top flight given the position of the vines yet in years like 2009 where position with the Clos is less important, an excellent wine can be fashioned and such is the case with this one."
"(bottled in July of 2011): Medium red. Pure, bright but reticent aromas of black cherry, menthol, licorice and wild herbs; very Clos Vougeot! Silky on entry, then fresh and firm, with black cherry, mineral and soil flavors held in check by a strong tannic spine. A bit foursquare today, with a structure that reminded me of cabernet. I'd forget this wine for a good decade. Another 2009 that does not obviously display its vintage."
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