The Hungry Cyclist Says Drink – Pernand-Vergelesses
This weekend I was lucky enough to visit a “Portes Ouverts” (open-door village wine tasting) in one of my favourite Burgundian villages; Pernand-Vergelesses. Sometimes overlooked in the hunt for classic Burgundian Pinot Noir, the wines from this little village, tucked in behind Savigny-lès-Beaune and Alox Corton, are well worth exploring.
The appellation includes 11 Premiers Cru plots which hug the steep slopes of this hill side village. With abundant red-berry fruit flavours, a supple palate and hints of truffle and mushroom, from the maturation in oak barrels, the reds from this pretty village are elegant, solid and good value. Come to Burgundy and we’ll open a bottel!