Montrachet Grand Cru 2017 - Domaine Jacques Prieur
Côte de Beaune, AOC Puligny-Montrachet, Montrachet Grand Cru, vintage 2017, Domaine Jacques Prieur
- Presentation of the winery
Created in 1868 by Claude Duvergey and Marie Taboureau as Maison Duvergey-Taboureau, Domaine Jacques Prieur was renamed in 1956 by Jacques Prieur himself, after he inheritated the winery. Today the property belongs to the Labruyère family, and is managed by Edouard Labruyère, together with Martin Prieur. The oenologist of the domain, Nadine Gublin, has served since 1990. Elected Winemaker of the Year 1998 by the Revue des Vins de France, she produces high quality wines on the set of prestigious appellations owned by the winery. Daniel Godfrey, head of culture, has been working the wines for many years in a durable farming way, in order to extract the best from each plot.
The House Jacques Prieur owns 21 hectares of vineyards (11 in Pinot Noir, 10 Chardonnay), spread over the greatest appellations of Burgundy: 9 great growths (Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne, Corton-Bressandes, Echezeaux, Clos Vougeot , Musigny, Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Beza) and 14 first growths, an exceptionnal collection of terroir.
- 75 cl
- White Wine
- Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
- Domaine Jacques Prieur
- Burghound Rating
- Grand Cru
A huge collection of Burgundy appellations
Claude Duvergey and Marie Taboureau founded the Meursault estate in 1865. At first a simple trading house, it gradually turned into a real wine estate in 1879, when the couple bought the Château des Herbeux. Before they retired, Claude and Marie left everything they had (including the many grape vines they acquired throughout their lives) to Hélène Taboureau, who was Marie’s niece. Later on, Marie’s son Jacques Prieur, inherited the estate. The future cofounder of the 1924 Paulée of Meursault (with the help of the Count Jules Lafon) gave his name to the estate in 1965, giving birth to the current Domaine Jacques Prieur.
The main strength of the estate is the incredible selection of appellations available. Since its creation, the Domaine Jacques Prieur managed to accumulate a huge collection of parcels located on the Côte d’Or (which includes the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune). In total, 9 grands crus and 14 premiers crus can be found in the estate’s catalog. Here, you can find big names such as Corton-Charlemagne, Montrachet, Chambertin, Volnay-Santenots, Musigny, Clos-de-Vougeot and many others.
In 1988, the entire estate was sold to an investment firm led by Jean-Pierre Labruyère, the man behind the Champion supermarkets. Although the Prieur family still helps to make the wine, it’s Daniel Godefroy who’s in charge of the 21 hectares vineyard. Thanks to his hard work and the acumen of Jean-Pierre, the terroir has become priority number one, which obviously led to a total conversion to organic winemaking. Together, the two families continue to produce wines with a strong pedigree, containing the very soul of each Burgundy climate.
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