Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc 1er Cru Ile de Vergelesses 2014

SKU/Code: 
DB6040-14
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic
Chandon de Briailles

Clay and limestone; more clayey at the bottom of the parcel and very calcareous at the top. Elevation mid-slope.

Vintage notes from the domaine: "A precocious spring led to an early growing cycle. Unfortunately a cold snap set upon the flowering, which took away hopes of good yields. Vines were then hit by hail on the 28th of June the storm fell from Meursault, corton, lowering yet again the quantity of grapes. We harvested from the 18th to 26th september, with half the normal crop though picking at perfect ripeness. The reds have a great aromatic complexity and silky tannins, whites have freshness and a density. The wines are tasting very well at the moment."

94 points
"A broad, complex white, with apple, lemon and waxy chamomile flavors shaded by spice and mineral accents. Expands on the finish, showing plenty of fatness and intensity without becoming heavy. Best from 2018 through 2028."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator