Terroir: Meursault 1er Cru Santenots sits on the northern boundary of the Meursault appellation. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns approximately 1/2 an acre of this vineyard. This is an extremely unique vineyard as producers are able to produce both white Meursault 1er Cru or red Volnay 1er Cru from the same parcel. The vines face almost due east and the soil is heavy in nature, primarily clay and silt.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 12 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
"This is very ripe though it stops short of being tropical and offers up primarily yellow orchard fruit aromas along with hints of spiced pear that introduce intense and impressively deep flavors that are given lift by the citrus and mineral hints on the solidly long finish. Despite the elevated ripeness, this remains fresh and vibrant." 88-91 points -Allen Meadows, Burghound, July 2008
Score: 87 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Perfumed aromas of peach, nuts and salted butter. Fat and sweet to the point of exotic, with a dominant flavor of apricot. Distinctly warmer and less gripping than the Champs-Pimont. This very ripe, plump wine is a bit heavy and lacking in shape.P>
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