A cool June caused coulure (or shot berries, due to the absence of fertilisation) and millerandage (tiny, aborted berries) and the yield was low. Nice weather at harvest time around August 15th permitted bringing in grapes in good shape without rot.
The white wines : Exceptionally concentrated, are well-balanced in the mouth with a seducing mineral touch on delicate notes of citrus fruit.
The red wines : the well-aired clusters of small grapes guarantee a concentration and intensity worthy of great vintages.
2012 promises to become a blue-chip wine with a deep red colour, rich and intense aromas of red fruit, mature and silky tannins, and a harmony combining the voluptuousness of the 2009's and the body of the 2010's.
The white wines display finesse and tenseness, the Pernand is harmonious and fresh, whereas the premiers crus distinguish themselves by their depth. The Corton Charlemagne has class and refinement with a great persistence.
The red wines, nicely marked by mature fruit and freshness all at once, are ample, rich and delicate on the palate, while preserving a perfect harmony and a strong presence of fruit. The premier cru is to be enjoyed in 2016.
A complicated flowering produced grapes with millerandage (aborted berries) and coulure (shot berries), resulting in a low yield to the greatest satisfaction of the clients who appreciate well-balanced, concentrated wines characterized by acidity, strength and a long finish. Both the white and the red wines can be cellared.
The white wines coming from our commune of Pernand-Vergelesses, ranging from village to premier cru, are full-bodied, energetic and powerful. The minerality affirms itself with a roundness and a remarkable finish. You can enjoy it now.
As to the red wines from years ending on 9, they succed each other with the same consistency, as well as a nice maturity, round tannins and an enchanting fruitiness! 2009 obeyed the rule. The sun will be present in your wineglasses and the wine always perfect whether you choose to enjoy it in two to five years or keep it in the cellar for 10 years.
The cool September nights allow the Chardonnay to preserve a nice acidity, severe during it's youth, but then developing an exceptional complexity.
The 2008 reds, produced in small quantities, are concentrated and closed, demanding a cellaring of 6 to 10 years.
The whites are pure and straight, lot's of freshness and minerality. The reds are delicate with a winning bouquet. They should be enjoyed rapidly.
Mellow whites, well-balanced, energetic and rich in sugar thanks to the sun in September. Pleasing reds with silky tannins.
Lots of mellow and roundness in the whites with a pure, long-lasting and refined finish. In a perfect condition; the reds exalt the pinot noir with it's typical Burgundy character. Enormous potential for ageing.
White wines of great classicism and red wines closed for some years.
The whites, concentrated, are round and mellow. To enjoy now. The 2003 reds are concentrated and full-bodied, with a surprising potential for ageing for this vintage from a very hot and torrid year.
The reds are structured, concentrated with nice firm tannins, mature and profound.
The harmony of the white wines offered a lot of pleasure. The reds, more closed, have kept well.
The whites posses a satisfying finish and a promising minerality. The reds are supple, to be enjoyed rapidly.