Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur owns about 3/4 of an acre of 1er Cru Meursault Perrieres. The soils of this east facing slope are well drained consisting mainly of a stony mixture of limestone, sand and clay.
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 19 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
Pale, bright yellow with a green tinge. Pure, complex, soil-driven aromas and flavors of citrus fruits, white peach and crushed stone. This rather powerful example of Perrires displays terrific stony density, with lovely citrus lift owing to the nicely integrated acidity. Strong minerality draws out the finish.
"The 2014 Meursault 1er Cru Perrires, which was not impacted by the hail, has a crisp, flinty bouquet that opens nicely in the glass. The palate is fresh and crisp with lime zest, apricot and a hint of peach, counterpoised by well judged acidity and a sense of depth and harmony on the finish. If it can muster just a little more mineralit, this will be a wonderful Perrires."
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