Friday, November 25, 2016

Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru "Sous Frétille" 2015, Rollin Père & Fils


This is, for me, the most classic Pernand premier cru because it is above the village planted on a steep slope limestone terroir. The more famous "Les Vergelesses" is on a gentle slope which merges into Savigny. Reflecting the impoverished soil, this Pernand is closed on the nose but a complex mix of tree fruits is peaking out, concealed in mineral interlace. Aged 40% in barrels (0% new) this Pernand 1er Cru has fantastic balance, length and concentration. Not showing too much leg now but it shouldn't. Scores 23-27/30 for a Pernand 1er Cru. 

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