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 yellow. Deep aromas of peach, nectarine and white flowers. In an opulent but dry style, with its stone fruit flavors framed by a firm edge of lemony acidity and complicated by a saline element. A bit disjointed today but saline, dry and long, in need of a few years of bottle aging to harmonize.
"The 2014 Meursault 1er Cru Santenots, planted in 1997, has a crisp grapefruit and citrus lemon (Limoncello?) bouquet that opens nicely in the glass. The palate is crisp and fresh on the entry with good acidity cutting through the apricot and pineapple fruit, elegant and nicely composed towards the finish. Enjoy this over 5-7 years."
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