Dominik Mueller

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2017 Maison Champy Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses

Tasting note

Today, I was at Maison Champy in the town of Beaune for a tour of their cellar and a brief dégustation. I didn’t take notes during the tasting, so these are just some quick thoughts on the wines as I remember them.

2017 is a good Burgundy vintage not just for whites but also for reds. By comparison this suffered a little after the outstanding 2012 Pommard, which is probably unfair given that this was a really good wine, too. A little less complex but similar in style to the previous pinot. Open, fresh berry fruits, good acidity, well-balanced. Indicative points 8-10. Beginning to drink well now and should keep getting better in the next few years.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Friday, 6 October 2023.

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9Wines with a DM9 to DM12 rating are very good wines, above average even in the world of fine wine. That means these wines have been produced really well. They are pure, balanced, and have no flaw whatsoever. They begin to show complexity. Moreover, these wines have their own character and transport typicity and terroir.
/ 20 ("very good")
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Wine details


Good volumes with generally good quality. I've had some superb whites from this vintage. Not much risk in terms of either frost or hail, unlike in many of the previous vintages. Some producers may have harvested too much in red, having done little vendage verte (crop thinning), making for slightly low concentrations in their Pinots.

Style:still (dry)
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
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Producer:Maison Champy
Subregion:Côte de Beaune
Appellation: Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru AOC
Vineyard: Ile des Vergelesses
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