A very pretty, indeed perfumed nose combines both red and dark berry fruit with plenty of earth nuances as well as a background hint of wet stone. There is fine complexity to the rich and voluminous flavors that also possess excellent cut and plenty of underlying tension before terminating in a firm, linear and moderately austere finish. This will need time to flesh out as it’s decidedly compact today. 2018+.
The family team of mother, son and daughter at this stunning domaine is most definitely a winning one. Children, Francois and Claude, have been instrumental in progressing further this already very fine estate. Their biggest influence has been to convert the estate firstly to organic and now to biodynamic methods of viticulture and vinification. The wines focus on sensual flavours and refinement, these are not powerful, but the aged vines allow for wines of extraordinary texture and complexity.
With its neighbours, Ladoix Serrigny and Aloxe-Corton, Pernand Vergelesses has its own village and premier cru appellations but shares the two grand crus: Corton, a red made from Pinot Noir, and Corton Charlemagne, a white made from Chardonnay. The limestone marl soil is well-suited to growing Chardonnay and the resulting white wines are crisp and mineral with a good capacity for ageing. Pinot Noir is planted in areas of redder iron-rich soil and the best vineyards produce charmingly soft red wines with classic notes of raspberries and violets.