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Pernand-Vergelesses

The Bourgogne winegrowing region produces great wines with historical and international renown.
Although the most famous may be the Premiers and Grands Crus, there are also many wonderful appellations Régionales and Village for you to discover.
With 84 appellations to explore, your adventure has only just begun!

For many years, the Bourgogne winegrowing region has claimed to have around 100 AOCs. However, there are in fact 84 AOCs. The rest made up by the Dénominations Géographiques Complémentaires (DGCs) within the Bourgogne AOC.  

Wine Characteristics

Red: to the eye, Pernand-Vergelesses is an intense ruby colour with bluish highlights, or an intense crimson. In the early stages the nose is of strawberry, raspberry, and violet. When older, it evolves into underbrush and spices. The mouth is unaggressive but muscular with well-melted tannins.
Meaty and robust, its fleshy constitution has all the harmony one could wish for.


White: this wine is white gold or pale yellow turning darker gold with age. It boasts aromas of white flowers, (may, acacia) at first; later, notes of amber, honey and spices. On the palate it is mineral, harmonious and easy to like.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip

Red: fleshy and solid, this is a very seductive wine. With its virile but superbly melted tannins its natural preference is for relatively forceful meats like veal, roasted, braised or in sauce, leg of lamb, feathered game, or grilled pork.
Roast beef would also yield to its charms. From the cheese board: Mont d’Or, Vacherin, Tomme de Savoie, Reblochon, Cîteaux.
Serving tempeature: 15 to 16°C.


White: light, lively, and engaging, this is the first choice for sushi, which it would enliven while respecting its double texture - crunchy and mellow. The same goes for fresh-water fish in white sauce, and for pasta or a seafood risotto, to any of which its vivacity will lend depth and contrast. It also chimes well with cheeses of the Gruyère type, as with blue and goat cheeses.
Serving temperature: 10 to 12°C.

Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C

Situation


Pernand-Vergelesses is tucked into the junction of two valleys among the hills of the Côte de Beaune. The nearby Hill of Corton stands guard over it and two other villages, Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny, harboring prestigious Grands Crus: Corton in red and Corton-Charlemangne in white. Pernand with its sloping site and steep streets has a smiling face. It has an important place in French cultural history: Jacques Copeau (1879-1949), a driving force behind the French theatrical renaissance of the 1920’s and promoter of a “decentralised” dramatic tradition, spent a large part of his life here and it was Pernand which saw the genesis of the “Copiaus”, a group of great actors whose work and whose spirit still lives on today.

Terroirs


Most of the vineyards face East or South with a few facing North-East. Altitudes: 250-300 metres. On the lower slopes are clayey-limestone soils mixed with “chaillots” (flinty residues from silcaceous limestones). These soils are easilyworked and rich in potassium and phosphoric acid. Mid-slope, the pebbly limestone soils suit the Pinot Noir, and at the top, the brown or yellowish marly soil harbours the Chardonnay.

 

Marie Louise Friedland, American sommelière at restaurant « state bird provision »,  shares her passion for Bourgogne wines after a week spent in the region 

Pernand-Vergelesses, explained by Jean-Pierre Renard 

Pernand-Vergelesses as seen by Christine Dubreuil 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

  • Clos Berthet
  • Creux de la Net
  • En Caradeux
  • Ile des Vergelesses
  • Les Fichots
  • Sous Frétille
  • Vergelesses
  • Village de Pernand

Lieux-dits

  • Au Village
  • Clos de Bully
  • Derrière Frétille
  • Es Larret et Vignes Blanches
  • Le Devant des Cloux
  • Les Boutières
  • Les Noirets
  • Les Pins
  • Les Plantes des Champs et Combottes
  • Sous le Bois de Noël et Belles Filles
  • Sous les Cloux
  • Sur Frétille
  • Sur Herbeux

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE BEAUNE

  • Information

    Appellation Village of the Côte de Beaune region (Côte-d’Or).
    This appellation includes 8 Premiers Crus Climats.
    Producing commune: Pernand-Vergelesses.
    The commune of Pernand-Vergelesses also produces 3 Grands Crus: CORTON, CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE and CHARLEMAGNE (see Appellation sheets No. 31 and 32).
    On the label, the apellation PERNAND-VERGELESSES and PERNANDVERGELESSES PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of the Climat of origin.
     

  • Production surface area


    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    Reds: 80.10 ha (including 43.10 ha Premier Cru).
    Whites: 78.42 ha (including 40.17 ha Premier Cru).
     

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Red wines - Pinot Noir
White wines - Chardonnay

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