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

This is a steep site with very high limestone soils. It always produces a nervous, tight wine that can do with a year or two in bottle before the floral notes can blossom.

Critic score
87/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£56.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£340.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Île des Vergelesses (1er Cru), Pernand-Vergelesses, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2028
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Île des Vergelesses Blanc, Chandon de Briailles

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Pernand-Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses 1er Cru Blanc has a delightful nose of yellow flower and lemon peel that gently unfolds in the glass. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity, although I find it missing a little tension and edge toward the finish. Hopefully it will gain this during the remainder of its élevage.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(86—88)/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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