Terroir: 1er Cru Champans is one of the larger 1er Cru vineyards in the village of Volnay. The vineyard sits just west of the village on a rather steep portion of the hill and sees optimal exposure to the sun thoughout the growing season. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a bit less than 1 acres on the upper slope of the vineyard.
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 19 days prior to fermentation. The wine ages for a total of 17 months in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.
"Bright medium red. Reticent aromas of raspberry, minerals and menthol. Densely packed and uncompromisingly dry, but with nicely integrated acidity keeping the wine from coming off as austere. Finishes with good subtle length and firm tannins that seem riper than those of the Beaune Champs-Pimont."
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