Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Frétille
45, 99 acres
Average Annual Production
The harvest is done manually with a careful sorting of the grapes. The whole grapes are then pressed in a pneumatic press. Pressing with a slow and regular increase in pressure produces fine and elegant wines. In the same vein, the settling (separation of the must from the suspended solids) is carried out. The musts (juice collected by crushing the grapes) go through their alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 350 liter barrels.
Stirring is limited or even prohibited in solar vintages in order to preserve the freshness and tension of the wine. The proportion of new barrels, approximately 25 to 30% per year, is deliberately moderate in order to let the terroir of the appellation express itself. In partnership with our barrel makers, a true match is sought between the type of barrel and the character of the wine.
Such glorious colour, this first-class chardonnay simply bursts with golden light! One then enjoys the fine fragrance of small flowers found near low stone walls: May blossom, wild rose, and Lady’s-slipper. Its broad start on the palate then gives way to a bracing effect. With its perfectly integrated cultivation, it will age with nobility worthy of its rank.
The Frétille Hill hides a treasure of biodiversity that begins with the vines which go up to its top. Under a juice with green reflections, the almond paste and marzipan aroma are already winning the contest of the nose with a receding bourbon vanilla. Its texture perfectly absorbing a woody note. Full and generous on the palate, it will not be afraid to spend a short year in the cellar.