Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses

2019
France
Burgundy

In Remington Norman and Charles Taylor’s book, The Great Domaines of Burgundy, Les Vergelesses and Île des Vergelesses are described as top sites in the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, “wines of weight and structure, capable of aging for twenty years or more.” Les Vergelesses is just below Île, lower on the slope with more clay and iron. This parcel faces east, like the best vineyards of Corton, and the 1.22 hectare parcel was planted in 1954.

91 points
"An overtly floral-suffused nose mixes discreet spice and earth whiffs with plum and various dark berry scents. I very much like the texture of the plump, round and suave medium-bodied flavors that possess slightly better depth on the youthfully austere and sneaky long finish. While this is built to reward a decade or more of cellaring, it’s not so imposing that it couldn’t be approached after 5ish years."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
90-92 points
"Notes of raspberries, dried flowers, spices and orange rind introduce the 2019 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses, a medium to full-bodied, supple and charming wine, framed by powdery tannins that assert themselves with gentle back-end grip."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate

SKU/Code: 
DB6631-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic