Pernand-Vergelesses - Île des Vergelesses Rouge 2013 - 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 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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