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Domaine Rapet Père Et Fils Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses 2017

£39.50

Domaine Rapet Pere Et Fils is consistently making first class wines and this is no exception. The vineyard for this Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses lies just below the hill of Corton and it gives wines that are generously fruited with some notes of spice. This 2017 vintage wine has an opening aroma of black and red berries with some juicy plum notes and hints of spice above. It has moderate body and silky tannins. It is built for food and is sure to delight the drinker.

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Côte De Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses 
Vintage: 2017
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
ABV: 13%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Generous and fruity
Drink With: A good winter casserole or a roast Guinea Fowl
In a green and peaceful valley between the Côte De Nuits and the Côte De Beaune, the Pernand-Vergelesses vineyard nestles at the foot of the hill of Corton. The name Les Vergelesses de Pernand figuratively refers to the parcels' long shapes. It stems from the double diminuative suffix of verge or rod which designates both a stick or baton in ancient parlance, as well as an old agrarian measure equalling a quarter of an acre.

Pernand-Vergelesses Les Vergelesses has a particularly fine eastern exposure and is situated along the road going from Beaune towards Pernand. The slope is gentle and erosion is limited by limestone banks. The soil takes on a red colour due to the iron rich ferruginous clay present in the ground.