Chandon de Briailles Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile de Vergelesses Rouge 2018

Chandon de Briailles



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Country of Origin: France
Region: Burgundy
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2018
Size: 750ml
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 12.5%
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry

Why We Love This Wine

In the ownership of the same family since 1834, the Domaine Chandon de Briailles is currently owned by the Count & Countess Aymard-Claude de Nicolay & their children. Situated 4 kilometers north of Beaune in Cote d' Or, the domaine is in the northern area of Cote de Beaune in the famous Burgundian vineyard. The estate spans 13.7 hectares shared equally among the villages of Savigny-les-Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses, and Aloxe-Corton. Vinified and aged in the purest Burgundian tradition, their wines express themselves with great freshness & finesse reflecting their terroir and "climat" of origin. Their wines are crafted as close as possible to their origins and are without artifice, generous, & well-constructed to gain added complexity over time. This is a fruit forward red with complex aromas of red fruits, spices, & added licorice notes. The palate is elegant with a racy acidity & slightly astringent tannins all balancing each other out to reveal a well-structured wine witrh excellent ageing plotential. Enjpoy this wine between 2023 & 2036 with Paella Valenciana, Rabbit Stew with Red Wine, & Shepherd's Pie.

Winemaker / Tasting Notes

This wine exhibits great elegance & an advanced degree of complexity revealing ripe aromas of black & red currants, red plums, and floral characters with added nuances of licorice & spice. On the palate, this wine manifest a smooth & seductive texture, tensile strength, and a firm & rigid structure. This powerful wine finishes pleasantly with lingering fruit & spice flavors on the palate.

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