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Pernand VergelessesLes Caradeux1er Cru 2011

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 2011 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by 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. Meticulous vinifications and aging have enabled us to tame the vibrant acidity of the white wines. Aging in oak during 13 months.

Tasting : Pale golden colour. Very delicate floral fragrances mixed with green apple and fresh honey. Beautiful minerality and delicate oak note. Well balanced and well-structured. Very pure fruit and well-shaped minerality. Delicate oak note. Very precise and tense. Long aftertaste.

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