Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses 2014

Product Line: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
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.

89+ points
"(vinified with 70% whole clusters, including 100% of the old vines; aged in 20% new oak; the yield was cut to 15 hectoliters per hectare by the hail): Moderately saturated medium red. Nuanced, soil-inflected aromas of minerals, dark chocolate, licorice and stony minerality. Dry, juicy and powerful if youthfully imploded, showing excellent precision to its spice, herb and mineral flavors. A touch dry on the back end: will this wine's shy fruit outlast its tannins?"
Stephen Tanzer,
, January 2016