The climat of Les Perrières sits under an old pink marble quarry in the central part of the valley of Saint-Romain. The soil here is clay limestone with a significant amount of colluvial gravel. Les Perrières doesn’t seem to carry the same prestige as Sous la Velle, for example, but to some it’s the best site in Saint-Romain. Ageing for this wine is for around 12 months in a combination of 550l and 350l oak barrels, less than 10% of which were new.
About this Wine
An ethereally seductive white Burgundy. Lovers of lean, chalky chardonnay finesse, this is one for you. On the nose it gives a sense of creaminess and ripeness of fruit, but within a linear frame. Real purity and refinement. No fat here. Acacia flowers, generous chardonnay fruit – green and yellow apples, lemon and fragrant melon and white peach; a hint of something more tropical too. The palate is silky and fine with a lovely minerality and limestone tang. Very long and graceful. Hint of buttered toast – only lightly buttered. Tense and pure with an amazing balance between silky texture and mineral purity. Will become richer and deeper with time in bottle.