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Pernand VergelessesLes Caradeux1er Cru 2013

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 2013 : After a long winter and a gloomy spring, the summer was warm and sunny but with intervals of violent hail storms. The harvest took place in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The difficult weather conditions at the beginning of the year and the hail storms have considerably impacted the yields in most of the wine regions but quality is there. The white wines are tense with citrus fruit aromas and a well-shaped acidity. Aging in oak casks during 13 months.

Tasting : Bright gold colour. Very delicate fragrances of citrus blossom mixed with pale fleshed fruit aromas (pear) and honey. Beautiful minerality and delicate oak note. Well balanced and well-structured. Voluminous with a well-shaped minerality. Very pure fruit. Very precise and tense. Long and generous finish.

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