Pernand-Vergelesses: Domaine François Gay & Fils 2022

François and Pascal Gay make a range of red wines from their vine-holdings in the Cote de Beaune, but just one white - this un-ashamedly traditional Chardonnay from Pernand-Vergelesses, a lesser known (ergo, great value) commune next to the Hill of Corton.

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Tasting Notes

Father and son team, François and Pascal Gay are based in Chorey-les-Beaune and produce a range of red wines from different local appellations (Beaune, Chorey, Savigny, Ladoix, Corton), as well as one white from Pernand-Vergelesses.

It has appealing green apple scents and an elegant orchard fruit palate offset by chalky, mineral notes and underscored by a fine acidity. It is best served lightly chilled (around 12 to 14 degrees C.) and makes a marvellous accompaniment to poached salmon or roast chicken.

About this wine
StyleWhite Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionBurgundy, Côte de Beaune
Grape Variety (Cépage)Chardonnay
Food & Wine MatchingChicken and Turkey, White Fish
CellarageDrink 2023 to 2026.
VinificationHand harvested grapes are fermented in vat and then raised in old oak barrels prior to a light filtration and bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%)13

Domaine François Gay & Fils

Domaine François Gay consists of seven hectares of vines around the village of Chorey-Lès-Beaune. Just 3,400 cases are produced each year, mostly sold to French restaurants and local customers, which means there is only a small amount available for export. Following his retirement, the domaine is now ably run by François' son Pascal, although François still assists in the winemaking process.

The wines produced by Domaine François Gay et Fils are expressive of the terroir, powerful and fruit-forward, yet with detail and complexity, and which improve with age - it is their intention to produce 'pleasure wines'.


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Pernand-Vergelesses: Domaine François Gay & Fils - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review

Meirion Williams reviews the Pernand-Vergelesses from Domaine François Gay & Fils - a white Burgundy from the North-West corner of the Cote de Beaune. Straight Chardonnay vinified in stainless steel, but does see some used oak in the process. It has a fresh green apple flavour, with some elegant tropical fruit - serve with smoked salmon.

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