2019 Domaine Rollin Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses

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NEAL ROSENTHAL'S "MOST UNDERRATED" BURGUNDY PRODUCER

Last year at a lunch with Neal Rosenthal, one of America's finest boutique farmhouse wine importers, we had the pleasure of enjoying a magnum of 1983 Domaine Rollin Corton-Charlemagne. The bottle was extraordinary and exhibited a poised balance of honeyed orchard fruits laced with umami and earl grey tea. I asked Neal who the most underrated producer was in his portfolio, who are we missing? His response, "you're drinking it right now."  Rollin is one of the staple Burgundy producers of the Neal Rosenthal import portfolio, and each year a tiny amountof these tremendous Burgundies priced like its yesteryear are released into the states.

Rollin is one of the benchmark producers in Pernand-Vergelesses, a tiny village tucked away under the Grand Cru hill of Corton. Beneath Corton’s majesty, the village has a cooler microclimate whose virtues truly show best in warmer vintages like 2018 and 2019. These wines exhibit the increased weight inherent to the vintage, but possess that streak of acidity and minerality that makes Rollin’s wines some of the most reliable values in Burgundy. They're classic Burgundies that aren't marred by oak or overextraction, and the pricing approaches Tuesday night Burgundy level. I encourage all levels of Burgundy lover to explore these wines, as they usually come in as one of our favorite values each year. - BK

The first of a trio of Premiers Crus from Pernand that are produced by the Rollins, the « Les Vergelesses » is the most tender and feminine of the group. The vineyard sits on a gentle slope in the southern sector of the village and just beneath the “Ile des Vergelesses” facing south-southeast. It is a wine of silky tannins and forward fruit. Production of this elegant wine is very limited at the domaine providing the US with a mere one barrel (300 bottles) per year.

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After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston.

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Until the new shop opens in San Antonio, we can transfer or ship wine to San Antonio. At checkout, choose Pick Up in Houston, and email us and we will transfer or ship your wine to San Antonio free of charge.

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