It's obvious that Pernand-Vergelesses can produce great Chardonnay since part of the Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is in the village. This is a cool wine, crisp with textured acidity and age-worthy acidity and toast. The wine is taut, spicy and moves strongly in the citrus direction. Lime and tangerine flavors are strong along with a complex mineral structure. Drink from 2019.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.