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.
The 2008 is green/gold in color with a nose of fleshy white fruit and vanilla. Oak is prevelant yet integrated on the palate combining well with honey, peach and almond.
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
"The oak is well-integrated into this grapefruit and lemon-flavored white, which is on the lean, taut side, with a mouthwatering finish."
"This too is very Meursault in character with a similar if slightly more complex nose that complements the intense, racy and tension-filled middle weight flavors that exhibit more obvious minerality on the solidly persistent finish."
Score: 89 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
"Full yellow. Aromas of dried fruits and cherry-almond, along with an impression of brisk acidity. Juicy, minerally and tight, but with more successfully integrated acidity than the Beaune Champs-Pimont. Less exotic than the first few 2008s in this range; fresher and more taut."
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