Domaine Jacques Prieur - Beaune Premier Cru - Clos de la Féguine - Monopole - 2013
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Appellation: Beaune Premier Cru
Variety: Pinot Noir
Estate: "You can never totally possess a wine estate. You can only be a steward and caretaker of something to pass on to future generations".
This quote is particularly true of Jacques Prieur, and the Domaine's history, its wines, and the families that have owned it are the perfect illustration of Burgundy's timeless character.
The Domaine's strong point is to bring together under one name a selection of wines from the most prestigious terroirs in Burgundy. From Le Montrachet to Le Chambertin, by way of Le Corton, Les Echézeaux, and Le Musigny, the Domaine owns vineyards in some 22 appellations, including the most mythical in the Côte d'Or.
Consisting entirely of Grands Crus and Premiers Crus (except for Clos de Mazeray in Meursault, an exclusivity), the Domaine produces famous white and red wines.
However, even the most superb terroir is nothing without experienced, passionate men and women to make the most of it.
Since 1870, the families in charge of the Domaine have given priority to providing the utmost care and attention to their vines in order to preserve the soil and provide a fine environment to the vines, all viticultural practices are either sustainable or organic.
Tasting Notes: South-facing sun exposure very steep. Meagre, light brown silty and clay-limestone soil. Fractured limestone. Former quarry. Perfect drainage.
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 20 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged entirely in new oak barrels.
Duration of barrel ageing: 16 months.
2013 Pinot Noirs are dense with pronounced black fruit on the palate featuring refreshing spicy notes, ripe and digestible tannins.