Domaine Cornu-Camus, Pernand-Vergelesses "Les Vignes Blanches"

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Domaine Cornu-Camus, Pernand-Vergelesses "Les Vignes Blanches"

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In the shadow of the Grand Cru hills of Corton-Charlemagne are the limestone-laden hills of Pernand-Vergelesses.

You may not be familiar with this sleepy commune within Burgundy's Cote de Beaune, but after today you will be.

Add this white to your Puligny, Meursault and Grand Cru Chablis collection!

The Chardonnay vines struggle in the cold, stony soil of the region and must reach deep (a good thing!). From that stress, you get amazing white peach, stone fruit, pear, spring flowers, lemon rind, apple and long-lasting minerality. Mild application of wood sets in motion a complex palate of zest, texture and sleek finish. It has the weight of a Puligny, the texture of a Corton and the finish of a Chablis. Amazingly light on its feet, it provides all elements of a fine white Burgundy.

With the seemingly endless price increase of fine white Burgundies (especially on a restaurant wine list), we suggest seeking out Cornu-Camus' Pernand-Vergelesses before you order a Puligny-Montrachet, Chassange-Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne or Meursault.

You cannot mistake a fine white Burgundy when it is poured in a glass.

Like all good white Burgundies, we recommend serving this wine on the warmer side of cold to enhance its already impeccable fruit and acidity.

At a fraction of the price of its equals, you really must order by this beauty by the case(s).

$36.95 per bottle / $443.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

94 / 100

The Chardonnay vines of Cornu-Camus' Pernand-Vergelesses struggle in the cold, stony soil of the region and must reach deep (a good thing!). From that stress, you get amazing white peach, stone fruit, pear, spring flowers, lemon rind, apple and long-lasting minerality. Mild application of wood sets in motion a complex palate of zest, texture and sleek finish. It has the weight of a Puligny, the texture of a Corton and the finish of a Chablis. Amazingly light on its feet, it provides all elements of a fine white Burgundy.


Product Details


Producer: Domaine Cornu-Camus

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W6775