Sylvain Loichet Pernand-Vergelesses 'Les Belles Filles' 2019

Pernand-Vergelesses 'Les Belles Filles' a beautifully fresh wine with a minerality typical of this appellation. Layered flavors of granny smith apples show delicacy and length. Even with its tight character, notes of white fruit and flowers emerge on the palate. A concentrated wine with nice length.
Located in the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, the 'Les Belles Filles' vineyard sits atop eastern slopes, next to the Premiers Crus vineyards. The soil is white marl limestone and the vines are between 35 and 40 years old. The vineyard is grown organically. The grapes are harvested by hand when they reach their optimum ripeness.
The grapes are carefully sorted for the second time in the cellar before being gently pressed with a pneumatic press. The must is transferred overnight under cool temperature into French oak barrels, 30% of which are new. Fermentation is carried out with natural native yeasts. Here the wines remain aged for 9 months after which they undergo fine filtration and are bottled by gravity.

  • About Sylvain Loichet

    After completing his studies at l'Ecole de Beaune, Sylvain Loichet took over the 3.5 hectares of vineyards belonging to his grandparents in 2005. Until recently, the wine was produced in Comblanchien, but the cellar is now located in Chorey-Les-Beaune. From the start, he wanted to work only with organically grown grapes to best express the terroir of all the different Burgundy "appellations. He has succeeded wonderfully.

    The date of harvest is determined by the ripeness of the grapes. Sylvain looks for aromatic ripeness, as well as the grapes' potential in alcohol and their acidity, which are extremely important in making great wines that can age well. The grapes are harvested by hand to select only the best grapes. The grapes are sorted a second time in the cellar before being pressed (for white wines) and put into fermentation vats (for red wines).

    The fermentation of the wines takes place in oak barrels with natural yeast. The white wines are then aged for 18 months and the reds for 24. New oak is used for half of the Grands Crus and one-third of the Premiers Crus. For the smaller appellations, he uses oak barrels that have been used 1 to 4 times before.

    • Druif

      Chardonnay

    • Jaartal

      2019

    • Herkomst

      Bourgogne, Frankrijk

    • Lekker bij

      Sushi, sashimi, vis met botersaus, frisse risotto

    • Smaakprofiel

      Medium-bodied, delicaat en strak

    • Productiemethode

      Biodynamisch

    • Inhoud

      13.5 % - 0.75 cl