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Pernand Premier Cru "Sous Frétille"

Our new white Premier Cru, named "Sous Frétille", comes from a parcel situated right below the virgin "Notre Dame de Bonnes Espérance" overlooking Pernand.

The name Pernand possibly stems from the Gallic nanto, "stream, valley", preceded either by the Latin base petra, "stone", or the Gallic petru, "four". Pernand can then be either the village of the four valleys, the village located at the crossroads or at a distance of four "bornes" (6 km) from Beaune.

Frétille is the hill, measuring 385 m, where our beautiful village nestles. The name comes from the Frankisk first "ridge", of which the medieval form freste has given the derivative frétille.

The vines grow some fifty meters further up than the Clos du Village and we find the same exposure towards the south. However the slope is steeper and the soil poorer: 40 cm of top-layer soil, then white marl and limestone. Here the Chardonnay develops a finesse, an elegance, without loosing it's incomparable touch of mineral.

White wine vinification : we bring in the grapes in small crates to keep them intact. The pressing is carried out with a pneumatic press which is less damaging to the grapes. The whole grapes are placed in the press and the pressing lasts for two hours. After 24 hours settling at low temperatures, the grape juice is transferred into barrels to ferment, the proportion of new barrels being 30 %. Ageing on lees with stirring lasts until July and the wine is bottled after 12 months of ageing.

The Premier Cru "sous Frétille" is a wine to be kept, it's power will only be tamed after two years. However if you are patient enough to keep this wine in the cellar for five to seven years, you will find aromas of toasted almonds and notes of gun-flint. It goes well with stewed langoustines, fish in papillotes, white meat and well-matured, strong-smelling cheeses (munster, comté fruité...)

Situation

Bourgogne AOC "En Bully"

Pernand Vergelesses "Belles Filles"

Savigny les Beaune

Savigny les Beaune Premier Cru "Aux Fournaux"

Beaune 1er Cru "Bressandes"

Beaune 1er Cru "Les Cents Vignes"

Beaune 1er Cru "Grèves"

Beaune 1er Cru "Clos du Roi"

Chorey les Beaune

Aloxe Corton

Aloxe Corton

Aloxe Corton

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Les Vergelesses"

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Ile de Vergelesses"

Corton Grand Cru

Corton Grand Cru

Corton Pougets Grand Cru

Bourgogne Aligoté

Pernand Vergelesses "Devant les Cloux"

Pernand Vergelesses "Les Combottes"

Pernand Vergelesses "Les Combottes"

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Clos du Village"

Beaune 1er Cru "Champs Pimonts"

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "en Caradeux"

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Sous Frétille"

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Sous Frétille"

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru