Pernand Vergelesses "Vieilles Vignes"

45 years old

The vineyard is located in the village of Pernand Vergelesses. The village is at the confluence of two valleys on the "Corton Mountain”. Pernand Vergelesses is also one of the three villages which producing the famous Grand Cru Blanc : Corton Charlemagne. Soil : Clay and limestone at the beginning of the hill and marly soil at the top. East exposure 100% chardonnay - Guyot pruning with different yearly works in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).

The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted out when picking the grapes. The grapes are wholly pressed in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a cold settling and gentle racking of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks (15% of new oak) of 500 liters, not 228 liters to avoid too much exchange between wood and wine. The primary and malolactic fermentations can then begin with wild yeasts.

The ageing is long on fine lees during 12 months. A month before the bottling, the wine from the different barrels is put in a stainless steel tank to make the blend. The wine is finally fined and gently filtered before bottling it following the lunar calendar ("fruit” day to get a wine on freshness and minerality).

Very lively wine, aromatically rich with mostly floral and fruity notes. Lot of freshness in mouth.

fish, shellfish or raw vegetables
Pernand Vergelesses "Vieilles Vignes"
Pernand Vergelesses "Vieilles Vignes"

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