Pernand-Vergelesses - Île des Vergelesses Blanc 2009 - Wine


Île des Vergelesses Blanc
Île des Vergelesses Blanc

Location

Appellation: PERNAND-VERGELESSES Premier Cru Ile des Vergelesses Grape variety: Chardonnay Surface area: 1 hectare Planting date for vines: 1985 and 1991 Exposure: Due East Colour: White

Terroir

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

Tasting

Aromas of pear and pineapple with an ample and complex palate and a finish in minerality. To be appreciated young or also when older, depending on one's personal taste.

Vintage

A defining word for this vintage: MATURITY. A vintage that brought us the highest degrees in alcohol ever achieved until then. The Savignys, just like the Pernands and Cortons, were at more than 13.5°. We couldn't believe our eyes (riveted on the mustimètre) during harvesting. Very fortunately, but also largely due to bio-dynamic growing, acidities didn't budge. So that gave us wines with strong intensity of colour, a nose already very open for Premiers Crus that are charming and suave on the palate. The tasting pleasure is immediate. However, we would like to keep these wines a long time so that richness may give way gently to finesse and complexity. Very great reds for long keeping (more than 10 years); whites full, rich and unctuous to be drunk now and for the 5 to 8 years to come.


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