Maison Champy Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru ‘En Caradeux’ Blanc 2019
The 1er Cru of En Caradeaux looks East South East, straight opposite the part of the Grand cru of Corton Charlemagne. Maison Champy own 0.93 hectares in this Cru of which they began farming organically since 2020 and is due for certification in 2023. Soil is a composition of Marl and Limestone. Head winemaker Dimitri commented that the soil is very similar to Chablis in this 1er Cru, producing a citrus and slight bitterness to the wine unlike the softer limestone styles of Puligny and Chassagne.
Whole-bunch pressed, settled in tank then wild fermented in 228ltr barriques of which 25% are new followed by 10 months aging. Certified organic from 2023.
“The complex nose of candied citrus, flint, hazelnut and toasty oak leads you into this impressively rich and concentrated dry white for Pernand-Vergelesses. Very focused, super-elegant finish that has so much life. Drink or hold” – 94 points – James Sucking
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