2019 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Île des Vergelesses, Chandon de Briailles

Pernande-Vergelesse is just slightly cooler than neighbouring Savigny, and the wines often have this spicy, mineral freshness about them. This is always a charming example.

Critic score
91/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£53.08
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£318.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Île des Vergelesses (1er Cru), Pernand-Vergelesses, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Bio-Dynamic
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Île des Vergelesses, Chandon de Briailles

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Pernand-Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses 1er Cru was more muted on the nose, dark berry fruit mingling with autumn leaves and earthy notes. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry. This has more substance than the preceding Savigny Les Lavières, and more grip, with subtle mushroom notes combining with red fruit on the finish. This should drink well over the next 10–12 years.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(90—92)/100
Domaine Chandon de Briailles

This beautiful house constructed between 1690 and 1705 has been home to the de Nicolay family since 1834. Current incumbent Claude, frequently flanked by her lovely dogs (one adorably called Darling!), creates elegant wines from appellations sometimes known for their more bucolic styles. Farmed biodynamically since 2005, this is a set of wines that punch well above their weight.

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