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Pernand VergelessesLes Caradeux1er Cru 2010

Pernand-Vergelesses Les Caradeux
1er Cru

Grape Variety : Chardonnay

Soil : Marly limestone with silt of clay

Site : This vineyard of 1.90 hectare 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 of this plot an exceptional "terroir" providing unique mineral characteristics.

The Vintage 2010 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by cold and rainy intervals which early September gave way to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The white wines are tense with a tight texture underlined by a mineral overlay and an outstanding acidity. Aging in oak casks during 15 months.

Tasting : Pale golden colour. Very delicate floral fragrances mixed with white peach fruit and fresh honey. Beautiful minerality and delicate oak note. Complex and well-structured. Beautiful minerality. Taut and fresh. Intense. Long and precise finish.

Food pairing : To be enjoyed with seafood, fish, and mild cheeses.