Maison Champy Pernand-Vergelesses Premier Cru En Caradeux

AOC Pernand-Vergelesses Premier Cru, Burgundy

Established since the Middle Age, in the north of the Côte de Beaune, this very hilly vineyard covers the hillsides of Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. The diversity of its soils and its exposure give a strong identity to each "Cru". 53 ha of this production area is planted with Chardonnay (White), including 7 Premiers Crus on 17.60 ha : Sous Frétille, Caradeux, Clos Berthet, Clos du Vilage, Quarters, Morand, and Village of Pernand. We own 0.94 ha of this appellation.

Tasting Notes

White gold color, intense and complex nose, opening on aromas of citrus fruit (orange) and white flesh fruits. The attack is fresh and supple, the mouth is round and greedy. Notes of candied fruits, and richness. Acacia flecks and a mineral side are revealed at the end of the mouth. The finish is long and balanced.

Perfectly partnered with a fricassée of Bresse in a gingerbread sauce, a fish tagine, or cheeses such as Comté, Beaufort or ewe cheese.

Pneumatic press, settling down, alcoholic fermentatoin in barrels with natural yeast.  Wine is matured in 228-liter barrels (30% new) for 10 months.

100% Chardonnay

Established since the Middle Age, in the north of the Côte de Beaune, this very hilly vineyard covers the hillsides of Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. The diversity of its soils and its exposure give a strong identity to each "Cru". 53 ha of this production area is planted with Chardonnay (White), including 7 Premiers Crus on 17.60 ha : Sous Frétille, Caradeux, Clos Berthet, Clos du Vilage, Quarters, Morand, and Village of Pernand. We own 0.94 ha of this appellation.

These vineyards cover the hilly slopes of Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. There are only four Premier Crus Pinot Noirs: “Les Fichots”, “En Caradeux”, “Creux de la Net”, “Iles des Hautes et Basses Vergelesses”.

Tasting Notes

White gold color, intense and complex nose, opening on aromas of citrus fruit and white flesh fruits. The attack is fresh and supple, the mouth is round and greedy. Acacia flecks and a mineral side are revealed at the end of the mouth. The finish is long and balanced.

Perfectly partnered with a fricassée of Bresse in a gingerbread sauce, a fish tagine, or cheeses such as Comté, Beaufort or ewe cheese.

Aged in a 350-litre barrel and a traditional 228-litre used barrel. Domaine Champy grapes, in their second year of conversion towards FR-BIO-10 organic wine certification.  Production : 7500 bottles.

100% Chardonnay

These vineyards cover the hilly slopes of Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. There are only four Premier Crus Pinot Noirs: “Les Fichots”, “En Caradeux”, “Creux de la Net”, “Iles des Hautes et Basses Vergelesses”.

  • 91

    points

    Wine Spectator, February 2021

    "There is great clarity here, the cherry, black currant and floral notes finding harmony with the vibrant structure. It firms up slightly, as well as picks up spice and earth accents on the long finish. Best from 2022 through 2035. 50 cases imported."

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  • 93

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    Wine Enthusiast, April 2020

    "A touch of mint hovers with slightly smoky, chalky lemon notes on the nose of this wine. Lemon takes over on the concentrated palate, with rich notes of ripe peel and lemon oil. The palate echoes with hazelnut tones of oak and strikes a sophisticated balance that showcases soil, fruit and great winemaking."

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  • 91

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    James Suckling, February 2019

    "Here is a sophisticated and elegant white Burgundy for a moderate price. The oak is already perfectly integrated with the apple-ring and candied-lemon fruit. Lovely mineral freshness at the rather crisp finish. Drink or hold."

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  • 92

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    Wine Spectator, August 2020

    "Distinctive, featuring lemon and baking spice flavors, shaded by oyster shell and stony, minerally elements. Complex, intense and vibrant, leaving a long, minerally aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2027. 600 cases made, 150 cases imported."

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  • 93

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    James Suckling, February 2018

    "The characteristic raspberry of the appellation is married here to darker berry and cool, earthy notes to create a complex and fascinating picture. Concentrated and highly structured with a lot of mineral depth that’s precisely interlaced with the generous, soft tannins. The long finish is still quite tight. Try in 2020."

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  • 92

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    James Suckling, February 2019

    "Full, yet delicate nose of hazelnuts and ripe pears, then a ripe but cool and restrained palate. The combination of concentration, graceful balance and mineral acidity gives this so much appeal, if sophistication is what you are seeking. Long, clean finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."

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