Pernand-Vergelesses 1er cru 'Ile des Vergelesses' 2019, Chandon de Briailles
Established in 1834, Chandon des Briailles has an admirable history and remains to this day a true family domaine. The estate has been passed down through generations of the Nicolay family, right down to its current guardians, brother and sister team François and Claude. Somehow, despite this impressive legacy, it remains a relatively well-kept secret in the wine world. For those in the know, Chandon des Briailles produces wines of exceptional quality year after year which can be incredibly rewarding to age. The 13.7 hectares vineyards, dotted throughout Savigny-lès-Beaune, PernandVergelesses and Aloxe-Corton, have been biodynamic certified since 2005. In the cellar, Francois favours fermentation with whole clusters and zero sulphur for this rare, waxed-capped limited range. He crafts wines in a thoroughly non-maquillé style, opting always for neutral oak over new. The results are graceful expressions of terroir that feel very free and unmanipulated.
Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru is a naturally made Burgundy with a stunningly complex nose. With plush red fruit notes and floral hints, this is showing wonderfully now but be beautiful after a few more years in the cellar.
Producer Francois de Nicolay
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic and biodynamic viticulture. Grapes are hand harvested. The wine is then finished Unfined, unfiltered, no added SO2.
Grapes Pinot Noir
Region Burgundy, France