Jadot Pernand-Vergelesses Clos de la Croix de Pierre Rouge 20198 Domaine Louis Jadot, Burgundy, France

Pernand-Vergelesses lies along the western side of the Côte de Beaune, bordered by Savigny-lès-Beaune to the southwest and south, and by Aloxe-Corton to the east. Its tiny village is nearly invisible, nestled in the grove of trees which rises from the middle of the vineyards. The Clos de la Croix de Pierre lies in the premier cru area, and occupies 8.2 acres. The vineyard takes its name from the imposing old stone cross, the origins of which are unknown, marking the site. It produces what is often the finest premier cru of Pernand, a wine that allies an earthy full body and firm structure with finesse. The charming, ripe Pinor Noir flavors unfold on the palate, carrying into a graceful, lingering finish.