Pernand-Vergelesses 2004, Rollin Pere & Fils
Bright red. Fairly closed. Aromas evolve to mineral, chalk with a background strawberry and oak. Requires more time on the nose. More severe and foursquare style of wine due to Pernand's position in a combe. For example, Pernand vines typically flower 3 days later than Savigny vines. On the palate the angular structure makes the wine crunchy and hard. Images of stone farmhouses come to mind. Needs another 2 years to soften and for the fruit to dominate the structure. The photograph shows Madame Rollin in the domaine's wine-tasting room on the edge of Pernand.