Maison Champy Pernand Vergelesses Premier Cru Les Vergelesses
Nice, deep garnet colour, with hints of purple. Good aromatic intensity, with black fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant) and hints of roasting and smokiness with a mineral touch (marl, limestone). Good texture. On the palate, fresh and frank attack. Presence of melted tannins. Persistent, fresh, fruity and mineral finish.
The vineyards of Pernand-Vergelesses are in a very hilly area, stretching over the slopes between Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. PernandVergelesses has only six Premier Crus : “Les Fichots”, “En Caradeux”, “Creux de la Net”, “Ile des Vergelesses”, “Les Vergelesses” and “Les Plantes des Champs et Combottes”. This village is located at an altitude of between 250 to 350 m.
Maison Champy is the oldest wine company in Burgundy from 1720. The winery, which has been declared a historic monument by UNESCO, was designed by the famed architect, Gustave Eiffel. It was at Maison Champy where renowned scientist, Louis Pasteur set up a laboratory and developed the pasteurization method.
Maison Champy owns 52 acres of vineyards, including holdings in Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Clos de Bully in Pernand-Vergelessess, and Beaune 1er Cru Aux Cras. These prized vineyards, among others owned by Champy, are farmed organically in order to showcase the true character of the terroir in the wines.
Champy has worked for many years with the goal of crafting the best possible expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from each unique terroir.
Maison Champy Pernand Vergelesses Premier Cru Les Vergelesses 2016: Wine Spectator 90/100
Maison Champy Pernand Vergelesses Premier Cru Les Vergelesses 2019: Wine Enthusiast 92/100