- RegionCôte de Beaune
- Grape varietyChardonnay
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilClay and limestone
- Average yield45 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential3-5 years
- Serving temperature 11-13°
- The village of Pernand-Vergelesses is situated only 3 kilometres from Aloxe-Corton and backs onto the famous hill of Corton where Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru and Corton Grand Cru are grown. It is one of the most picturesque if least well known of all Burgundian villages overlooked by the magnificent Grand Cru hill of Corton. With similar soil-types but a northeasterly exposure the wines tend to reach maturity late into the harvest and retain a earthy, rustic character.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
- Ageing8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 25% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteThis Pernand has a very pale yellow colour and a floral clean nose, with notes of honeysuckle and menthol. In the mouth this wine is nicely rounded with hints of fresh almonds, apples and honey. With lovely structure the wine deserves to be let to breathe before tasting or wait at least a year to appreciate it's true value.
- Food PairingShellfish - fish - charcuterie
- Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc 2007 - Wine Spectator Online - 2010 - 88/100A focused, stony white, offering herb, grapefruit and apple notes, too. A rich mid-palate rounds it out. Moderate length. Drink now through 2014. 410 cases made. By Bruce Sanderson, USA.