Pernand Vergelesses Les Caradeux 1er Cru 2011 Domaine Chanson
Pernand-Vergelesses Les Caradeux 1er Cru Domaine Chanson, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, 2011
Intense fruity aromas with deep pear-like fruit scents. Very inviting, creamy and rounded mouth feel. A consistently excellent 1er Cru.
This vineyard of 1.90 hectares 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 this plot an exceptional "terroir" providing unique mineral characteristics.
After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by rainy intervals which in early September gave way to bright and warm weather, which sped up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. Meticulous vinification and aging have enabled the taming of the vibrant acidity of the white wines.