Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses 2013

SKU/Code: 
DB6141-13
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic
Chandon de Briailles

In Remington Norman and Charles Taylor's book, The Great Domaines of Burgundy, Les Vergelesses and Ile des Vergelesses are described as top sites in the village of Pernand-Vergelesses "wines of weight and structure, capable of ageing for 20 years or more."

These vines are found mid-slope on a slight incline facing east and their soil is shared between clay and limestone in medium deep ground, making this an exceptional terroir. The vines were planted in several phases, with an average age of 40 years.

90-93 points
"Reduction. Here the big-bodied flavors are both bigger and richer with fine volume and density before terminating in a velvety, palate coating and muscular finish. This is old school in style but not at all hard or even especially rustic though note well that patience will be required."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, Issue 58