Terroir: Arguably the finest plot of white wine producing grapes on the entire planet. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a staggering 1.45 acres of total 18 acres of this heavily fragments vineyard. The terroir of Le Montrachet is second to none as it sits high upon the hill overlooking the mere mortals of 1er Cru and village level vineyards below. This is the mecca of white wine.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 14 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 22 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
A wonderfully broad-ranging if slightly toasty nose is still very primary and the density of the fruit with its associated depth is sublime. There is excellent concentration to the overtly powerful, precise and muscular flavors that are big but not necessarily massive before culminating in a finish that is even more persistent than that of the Chevalier.
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