PERNAND - VERGELESSES 1ER CRU "LES VERGELESSES"

2011

CEPAGE

100% Pinot Noir


COULEUR


RENDEMENT

35 hectolitres par hectare


PERNAND - VERGELESSES 1ER CRU "LES VERGELESSES"

Vineyard:

The vineyards of Pernand-Vergelesses are on a very hilly area. They stretch over the slopes in between the hills of Aloxe Corton and Savigny-les-Beaune. In the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, only six plots are classified as red Premiers Crus: les Fichots, en Caradeux, Creux de la Net, Iles des Vergelesses, Les Vergelesses, and Les Plantes des Champs. This locality is one of the oldest vineyards of Burgundy. It was planted in 1158 by the monks of the Abbaye de Maizières on a limestone marl soil.

This vineyard is located between 250 and 350 meters above sea level.

Yield: 35 Hectoliters/hectare

Production: 7,000 bottles

Description:

Nice deep garnet color with purple reflections.

Good aromatic intensity on notes of small black fruits (blackberry, blackcurrant), roasting and grilling on a mineral background (marl limestone).

Well delineated and fresh on the palate with flavors of Morello cherries. Good structure, with tannins that are present but well integrated.

Persistent and fresh finish, mineral and fruity.

Winemaking and ageing:

Grapes from Domaine Champy in conversion towards organic certification. Manual harvest. Cold maceration. Fermentation using natural yeasts over three weeks. Ageing for 12 months in oak barrels (25% new oak).

Bottled in early September 2012.

Service:

This Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru will be best appreciated at a temperature close to 15-16°C in the company of Italian charcuteries and red meats such as fillet of duck in a blackcurrant sauce, a lovely piece of grilled beef, shoulder of lamb confit… It also will be perfect with a beautiful arrangement of any kind of cheeses.