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2018 Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses Les Vergelesses

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April 9, 2023 - $46



93Wine Spectator

A beam of bright cherry leads the way for this supple red, gathering currant, strawberry, floral and spice notes as it evolves on the palate. Wood tannins add a lightly chewy feel to the delicate finish.

92The Wine Advocate

...scents of sweet red berries, smoke, peonies, dark chocolate and rich soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and lively palate that's bright and charming, concluding with a long finish.

89-91Vinous / IWC

...ample bouquet of black cherries mixed with cranberry and hints of fig, nicely defined with impressive intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip on the entry...saline and black-olive-tinged finish that lingers nicely in the mouth. Very fine.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses, Vergelesses

Pernand-Vergelesses is an 870-acre appellation sometimes overshadowed by its famous neighbor to the east, Aloxe-Corton. Depending on the time of the day, Le Montagne de Corton literally casts a shadow over of the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, which has fewer than 400 people. Pernand-Vergelesses appellation wines can be red or white, and its most renowned wines are the Grand Crus it shares with its neighbor Aloxe-Corton. About 25% of the Grand Cru vineyard Corton-Charlemagne is within the Pernand-Vergelesses appellation. There are six Premiers Crus, they produce much of the wine of Pernand-Vergelesses and nearly 75% of what they produce is Pinot Noir. Many of the vineyards face northeast, meaning that inhospitable weather can be particularly challenging for growers. Robert M. Parker Jr. notes “in good vintages a top Premier Cru Pernand-Vergelesses will be a relatively rich, rustic, concentrated wine that is often compared to that of its nearby neighbor, Savigny-Lès-Beaune.”


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.