The Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru is 1er Cru by choice only, as the fruit is entirely Grand Cru in turn creating a remarkable value from this top domaine.
Terroir: The Domaine Jacques Prieur Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru is sourced exclusively from the domaines young vines from within Le Chambertin Grand Cru itself. The domaine 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.
(50% new oak; totally destemmed): Bright dark red. Blackberry, licorice and violet complicated by a hint of dark chocolate on the slightly medicinal nose. At once smooth and juicy, showing moderate depth to the black cherry and mint flavors. This rather crunchy wine finishes with a touch of minerality but its serious tannins currently cut off the fruit. These younger Chambertin vines yielded a modest 23 hectoliters per hectare in 2015 but the older vines produced just 17, according to winemaker Nadine Gublin.
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