PERNAND-VERGELESSES 1er Cru Sous Frétilles 2020

Sous Frétilles would come from "below the small forest". Replanted as a village appellation in the 1970s / 1980s, it was considered one of the best. It obtained its classification as Premier Cru in 2001.

Story

Location
This Sous Frétilles terroir is located at the top of the hill in the village of Pernand-Vegelesses, under the protection of the Virgin "Our Lady of Good Hope" which overlooks it (a quiet place where walkers go with pleasure in good weather to admire the panorama). If the altitude varies between 320 and 380m, the terroir is made up of two parts: one facing South / South East, while the small part is turned more South / South West.
Surface area of the terroir: 6ha 05a 66ca
Terroir
Sous Frétilles is located a stone's throw from Corton Charlemagne. The soils are made up of fairly shallow and stony limestone marls, ideal conditions for Chardonnay.
In the vineyard
Control method: Integrated control (HVE level 3), surface tillage because of the risk of erosion.
Manual harvest: 100%
Vinification
At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are carefully sorted in order to keep only the healthy grapes at an optimal ripeness
50 % destemmed grappes, 50% whole berries
Finning: yes
Filtration : yes
Ageing
12 months of aging (including 4 months of mass assembly)
100% in barrels (including 20% new barrels)
Varietals
Chardonnay : 100%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14 ABV

Advice

Serving
Serving temperature : 10-12°C
Should be drunk between 2021 and 2026
Tasting notes
Strong personality for this wine which expresses both all the subtleties of limestone (candied lemon, bergamot, saline and iodine), but also notes of white and fruity flowers (especially citrus).
Food and wine pairings
It is able to accompany sea fish (Saint-Pierre, catfish, Monkfish), but also river fish (pike-perch, pike). Can sometimes take an hour in a carafe.