Pernand-Vergelesses - Île des Vergelesses Blanc 2013 - 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 cold and cloudy winter led to an extremely wet spring with flooding in Savigny-Les-Beaune. A difficult start to the growing cycle with poor fruit set during flowering giving again a small crop. A ferocious windy hail storm fell on July 23th which wiped out a large proportion of the grapes in Savigny and Pernand (70-95% lost). Corton luckily escaped this catastrophe. The cuvée Savigny les Lavières Wasn't made because of the minute crop. The solace came at the end of summer with good weather for the latter part of the season, allowing us to harvest late (6 to 15 october) and hence optimise the ripeness. The wines are debse, structured and fresh, promising a bright future.


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