Domaine Chanson Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses (90 WE)
“The color is opaque, and the gently oaky and very ripe nose is composed of cassis and black cherry liqueur. I like the sense of underlying tension to the well-detailed and evidently mineral-driven medium weight flavors that possess an equally serious, dusty and austere finale where a hint of bitter cherry pit character slowly emerges.”
Chanson is a true mid-size Domaine. Unlike many of their competitors, their wines are produced using the grower model rather than the négociant model. They have extensive holdings of over 111 acres of exclusively Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in the heart of Burgundy. Chanson is obsessed with maintaining a consistent quality level across the entire range. The wines have a seductive and distinctive style due to the rigorous approach to viticulture and vinification.