Friday, December 11, 2015

Domaine Jacques Prieur (Meursault) -- Part I: 2014 Red Côte de Beaune Cask Samples

Harvesting for the reds began on 15 September. Hail was a major problem on the Côte de Beaune and there were also some problems with acetic acid due to attacks by the Asian fruit fly that had to be cleaned up. Consequently, on the Côte de Beaune, there was no whole cluster fermentation other than a little for the Corton-Bressandes. The Corton-Bressandes was also the only one of these vineyards that was not seriously hit by the June 28, 2014 hail.

The wines are fairly full and structured compared with other producers’ wines from these hail-hit vineyards. (Continue reading here.)