Domaine Jacques Prieur

Musigny Grand Cru

standard courier: 3 working days

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R 12,530

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

100% Pinot Noir

Country:

France

Rating:

92-94 Points - Robert Parker

Specifications:

12.50% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 35 yrs
Origin: Burgundy Appellation: Musigny Grand Cru

Tasting Notes:

"This has a lifted bouquet, very perfumed with crushed violets, blue fruit and fine mineral scents. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannin, tensile and focused. There is moderate depth, quite chalky in style with a precise, stony finish." WA

Blueberry
Blueberry

Violets
Violets

Chalk
Chalk

Minerality
Minerality

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.

This is one of the greatest terroirs in the Côte de Nuits. The vineyard is located on a fault overlooking the Clos Vougeot and bordering on the Combe d'Orveau. Le Musigny has south-east facing sun exposure and a unique, sunny microclimate. The thin, light soil has a high proportion of stones that not only guarantee good drainage, but also store heat in the daytime and release it at night. The grapes are always very ripe and produce a velvety nectar with lovely floral (violet) aromas and an impressively long aftertaste.

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.

The wine was aged entirely in oak barrels for 20 months.

Food pairing

Pairs beautifully with grilled salmon, roasted meats and creamy cheeses.

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