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.
"The 2013 Montrachet Grand Cru comes from Prieur's two parcels and was picked on October 3, the same day as the Chevalier-Montrachet. Ten barrels were produced, nine of them new. This is fuller on the nose compared to the Chevalier, and like Chartron's Montrachet, there is a sense of roundness and generosity here. The palate is crisp and balanced, demonstrating a touch more depth than the Chevalier and with a long, spicy finish."
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