This is a stunning, limestone-rich vineyard. Situated relatively high up on the slope atop Les Vergelesses, it directly faces the hill of Corton. The cool east-by-northeast exposure means that this vineyard is often picked quite late in the harvest, and it produces a wine with great depth of fruit yet equally with an intense minerality.
The Domaine consider this to be “Grand Cru quality” and the wines back this up. This vineyard is also home to some of the oldest vines of the Domaine, planted in 1938. The 2015 Ile des Vergelesses Premier Cru is a really deep and profound expression, with waves of dark cherry and cocoa powder. It has a beautifully opulent texture moderated by the powdery tannins. 40% whole bunches used.