Pernand-Vergelesses - Île des Vergelesses Rouge 2007 - Wine


Île des Vergelesses Rouge
Île des Vergelesses Rouge

Location

Appellation: PERNAND-VERGELESSES Premier Cru Ile des Vergelesses Grape variety: Pinot Noir Surface area: 3.13 hectares Average age of vines: 40 years Exposure: East Colour: Red

Terroir

These vines are found mid-slope on a slight incline facing east and their soil is shared between clay and limestone in medium deep ground, making this an exceptional terroir. The vines were planted in several phases, with an average age of 40 years.

Tasting

The wine is of great aromatic finesse on the nose, very intense, and develops scents of red fruits tending to liquorice and spices. Its structure is straight-line and tannic; it possesses great power and long persistence on the palate. Wait around 5 years before opening.

Vintage

A spring-time just like summer. It was a very precocious vintage, starting off with trumpets blaring but already less festive by 14th July. Rain and storms; hope was lost... We were to harvest at the very beginning of September and after draconian sorting of the crop: we would witness the birth of crisp, light and fruity wines in red; whites would be taut, just as we like them, and can be kept for more than ten years (recommended).


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