Montrachet Grand Cru
Domaine Jacques Prieur
After a very mild winter and a warm spring weather in the second half of April, the bud break
was advanced but the frost with high level or humidity at the end of the month destroyed the
parcels with the best exposition. After the frost the vine was developing slowly. Acceleration in
growth and the maturity of grapes were possible thanks to very warm and dry summer, with
ripening that started quickly by mid-August. The harvest started on 20th September and the
sanitary condition of the vineyard was perfect.
G R A P E V A R I E T Y & P L O T S I Z E
Grape variety : 100% Chardonnay on a 0.59 hectare plot
T E R R O I R
Very sunny, located halfway up the slope, with perfect drainage. East-by-Southeast sun
Thin, stony, sodium-rich soil. White marl outcrops.
V I N I F I C A T I O N & A G E I N G
Whole bunches of grapes were handpicked into small crates and pressed in a pneumatic
winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperaturecontrolled
conditions. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing took place entirely in oak barrels.
100% malolactic fermentation
Duration of barrel ageing : 21 months
PRESS AND REVIEWS