6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $99.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Pernand-Vergelesses, Burgundy, France
93 Points, Decanter
Not the biggest white wine cuvée at Maison Champy at only 25 barrels, but this 1ha parcel planted in the 1970s has produced a very stylish, saline, focused Chardonnay in the heat of 2018, with sweet vanilla-spicy oak, subtle gunflint aromas and a core of fresh, tangy, citrus and lime fruit.
These vineyards cover the hilly slopes of Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. There are only four Premier Crus Pinot Noirs: “Les Fichots”, “En Caradeux”, “Creux de la Net”, “Iles des Hautes et Basses Vergelesses”. This wine is aged in a 350-barrel and a 228-litre used barrel. The wine is open and intense on the nose with notes of orange and grapefruit. The attack is fresh and supple. A well-balanced and concentrated wine with good mineral length on the finish.