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Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc

Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc


  • Cellaring

    Optimal consumption: 5 to 8 years

    Ageing potential: 10 years

  • Tasting temperature


Grape variety



Producing commune: Pernand-Vergelesses.

Site: at the northern end of the Côte de Beaune, it is one of the most picturesque villages in Burgundy: a pretty church with its multicoloured tile steeple, a few houses and the sloping vineyards all around it.

History & tradition: the name comes from « Per-Nan », the « spring that disappears » in Celtic.

Soil: clay and limestone.



by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

An unusual wine that is also very seductive. Pale colour with a greenish hue. Pleasant aromas of honey and honeysuckle are often detected: they evolve towards slightly exotic notes as the wine matures. In the mouth, the wine has character, energy and even mineral notes. Intense, fruity and fresh in the aftertaste, it is a wine that faithfully reflects its Burgundy character.


2020 provided a very good crop. The wines deliver aromas of honey and fruit mingllng with notes of dried fruit. The acidity level, higher than in 1999, enhances the impression of freshness.

Vintage review


Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.

Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.

Vinification: slow pressing in a pneumatic press. The juice of the last press is separated from the free run-juice. The juice is transferred into wine barrel after a little settling.  

Ageing: the alcoholic fermentation as the malolactic and the ageing are being processed in oak barrels. The proportion of new barrels is around 10% to 15%. 
The ageing lasts between 12 to 14 months.

Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.