Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Caradeux, Domaine Chanson, Cote De Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2017
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Soil: Marly limestone with silt of clay
Site: This vineyard of 1.90 hectare is ideally located on mid-slope close to the hill of Corton-Charlemagne. Same soil structure and height as its famous neighbour. The only difference is the East exposure of the "Caradeux" which makes of this plot an exceptional "terroir" providing unique mineral characteristics.
The Vintage 2017: After a classic winter, spring settled down with warm temperatures but a cool weather in April slackened down the evolution of the vines. May was rainy and was followed by a warm summer with heat waves. However, a few thunderstorm episodes brought enough rain to allow the maturation of the grapes to continue. The harvest started early September with an excellent sanitary level of the grapes.
Vinification : after a mild pressing, this wine was vinified and aged for 10 to 14 months in oak casks in our cellars of the XVth century. Moderate proportion of new oak.
Tasting: Pale colour. Refreshing aromas of grapefruit mixed with pale fleshed fruit on a hint of minerality true to the appellation. Bright attack with salty tinges. Complex with a tight texture. Long and precise aftertaste.
Score : 90/100 BURGHOUND
16+/20 points, Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com, January 2019
"Mid straw. Clean and light with marked acidity. Lean and fresh and racy. Aperitif white burgundy?! Though there is a little sweetness here too. Still a tad astringent on the end." (JR)
Food pairing: To be enjoyed with seafood, fish, and mild cheeses.
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