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.
(bottled in April): Bright yellow. High-pitched aromas of lime leaf, subtle herbs and flowers. Shows more size than nuance or intensity. The wine's terroir character and salinity only appeared late in its levage, noted Nadine Gublin.
A pungent nose combines firm reduction and wood toast. Otherwise the medium weight flavors possess both better volume as well as a bit more vibrancy that carries over to the fleshy, sappy and lightly mineral-inflected finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth.
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