2013 Pernand-Vergelesses Red, Domaine Denis

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Producer: Domaine Denis Pere & Fils

Wine: 2013 Pernand-Vergelesses Rouge

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Nose: Aromas of ripe fruits such as candied cherries combined with hints of floral notes and spice.

Palate: The aromas continue on the front palate which is elegant, followed by a medium to full bodied mid-palate and a long and complex finish with integrated and chewy tannins

Food: Enjoy with duck, pheasant, roasted lamb shoulder or red meats as well as bolder cheeses such as Mont D'Or, Vacherin Tomme de Savoie and Reblochon

Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2028

Domaine Denis, Pernand-Vergelesses - Burgundy

Domaine Denis Christophe Valerie

Domaine Denis Pere & Fils is located in Pernand-Vergelesses, a picturesque village in Côte de Beaune and covers 31 acres of vines in Pernand-Vergelesses, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton and Chorey-lès-Beaune. In 1940, Raoul Denis, who was the winemaker of the prestigious Hospices de Beaune (as his father and grandfather had been) decided to take over a secondary job with his wife and to cultivate the 5 acres of vines he inherited from his family. In 1972, they created the company Denis Père & Fils with their first son, Roland and his wife, Annick.  

In 1992, Roland handed the torch to Christophe, the youngest of his sons. Today, the domaine is run by Christophe and his wife Valérie.

The Vine Cultivation is traditional and balanced. Christophe Denis thinks this choice of methods is a good alternative between the “all chemical” and “organic” approaches. It is based on their experience and observation of the vines and the local conditions, allowing them to calculate accurately the optimum usage of organic fertilizers, to reduce to a minimum the application of phytosanitary products in the fight against pests (mildew, odium, grape-worm) and to best preserve the vineyard’s balance by the working of the soil (plowing or grassing).