Domaine Jacques Prieur - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru - 2009
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Appellation: Clos de Vougeot
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: The soil of the famous Clos Vogeot has a large clay content, which accounts to the powerful, well-structured wines that have a rustic side when very young.
On the palate, it's very tasty, spicy, powerful, and thick with tightly-knit, dense, ripe tannin.