Domaine Jean Fournier Les Vergelesses Premier Cru 2019

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It’s hard to find ‘value’ in Burgundy these days, but by coming to WineSpark you’ve already made a good start.

Pernand-Vergelesses might be one of the best value Premier Crus you can get your hands on in all of Burgundy. Especially as it’s located so close to the legendary Corton-Charlemagne.

Laurent picked up this vineyard from a grower neighbour in Marsannay - when he retired, his only daughter wasn’t interested in farming the land. 

So Laurent inherited a gem of a vineyard, planted in the 1950s, in excellent health. It produces a very low output of small, concentrated berries.

Pernand-Vergelesses reds have a reputation for being a bit thin and weedy - this wine couldn’t be any different than that. It’s dark, rich and powerful, with a beautiful balance of perfumed fruit and spice. 

When I pressed Laurent as to why this particular vineyard was different, he had no idea.

‘C’est le mystère du vin’ he replied, and with that classically French answer, I couldn’t be happier.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Country France
Region of origin Bourgogne
Appellation Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru AOP
Vintage 2019
Alcohol % 13.5
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 18 months
Type of Oak Barrels (228 l and 600 l)
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 65 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 290 m
Soil type(s) Calcaire à entroque
Closure Type Natural Cork
Is this wine organic? Yes
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 15 years
Ideal drinking window 2025 - 2030

When you start planning your wine range for a new business on a blank sheet of paper, where do you even start with Burgundy? 4,000 producers, 84 appellations across 200 miles, eye-watering prices for the really good stuff.

Read more about Laurent.

This wine has a fair bit of tannin and structure, so pair it with strong meat dishes.

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