Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru
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At the confluence of two valleys, the appellation of Pernand-Vergelesses, perched between 290 and 360 meters, is in the northern portion of the Côte de Beaune. The AOC Pernand-Vergelesses covers 123 hectares: 90 hectares of red of which 44 are Premier Cru and 53 of white of which 17 are Premier Cru. In this parcel of Sous Frétille with approximately seven ouvrées facing south-southwest, the vines' average age is 30 years and they are planted on a foundation of white marl. These soils give wines called de Combe, or from the valley, and are direct and cutting in their acidity.
Sous Frétille has been classified as a Premier Cru since 2001 (but only for white wines.) The word Frétille is a derivation of forestelle, or forest in old French. Hence, Sous Frétille indiquates the geographic location of the parcel, just under the forest.