Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses

2019
France
Burgundy

Many argue that Île des Vergelesses should be classified as a Grand Cru. It’s true that in the best years, with it’s eastern exposure and mid-slope location, it behaves as a Grand Cru. Chandon de Briailles has a healthy three hectares planted to pinot noir, located in an area with a nice slope, and a good mix of clay and limestone. Ile is steeper than Les Vergelesses so the vines struggle more, giving the wine more complexity. It has more tension, cherry fruit and bright acidity. It’s safe to say that Île along with Bressandes are the flagship wines of the domaine. 80% whole cluster. 

91-93 points
"An even more floral-suffused nose offers another step up in elegance with its attractively spiced aromas of rose petal, violet, sandalwood and cool red cherry. The sleek, intense and sophisticated medium weight flavors brim with minerality and dry extract on the balanced, persistent and complex finale. This mildly austere effort will need most of a decade to arrive at its peak - well worth seeking out."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
90-92 points
"The 2019 Pernand-Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses 1er Cru was more muted on the nose, dark berry fruit mingling with autumn leaves and earthy notes. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry. This has more substance than the preceding Savigny Les Lavières, and more grip, with subtle mushroom notes combining with red fruit on the finish. This should drink well over the next 10–12 years."
Neal Martin,
Vinous
92-94 points
"The 2019 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile de Vergelesses is very promising, mingling aromas of cherries and berries with hints of peony, orange rind and forest floor in an incipiently complex bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it’s charming and complete, with supple tannins and a concentrated core of fruit."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate

SKU/Code: 
DB6141-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic