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.
"Pale bright yellow. Stone and citrus fruits, brown spices and flowers on the delicate nose, enlivened by cool rocky and anise nuances. Dense, juicy and high-pitched, with good lemony lift contributing to the wine's weightless quality. Firm acidity and minerality really carry the fruit on the saline, saliva-inducing finish. Chewy, dusty and rich in dry extract--and superb for a wine from ten-year-old vines."
"Ripe nose offers up notes of a pretty mix of white flowers, in particular acacia along with spiced pear and lemon rind nuances. Here too there is sound concentration and good dry extract that imparts a textured mouth feel to the medium-bodied flavors that display firm supporting acidity. The very dry and moderately austere finish is quite saline if less complex than the best of these 1ers"
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