Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a 1.8 acre parcel of Les Bressandes in the Grand Cru of Corton. Les Bressandes sits on the northern portion of the hill of Corton on the lower slopes. Soils are heavier here than further uphill consisting mainly of clay and small amounts of limestone.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 19 days prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
"The natural elevated ripeness of Bressandes is on display here as its noticeably riper than the Chambertin with its kirsch and blue pinot fruit liqueur nose that is spiked with soft mineral and earth hints. There is a rich, round and very fleshy feel to the medium-bodied flavors that possess fine concentration and admirably ripe supporting structure before terminating in a powerful, focused, balanced and solidly deep finish. This is good stuff and textbook Bressandes."
"Good dark red. Slightly high-toned but youthfully subdued aromas of cherry, leather and earth. Juicy, tight and nicely delineated, with a restrained sweetness to the cherry, mocha, spice, saline and mineral flavors. Not a creamy style; in fact, this dense, firmly structured grand cru will need at least a few years in bottle to expand."
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