TN: 2002 white Burgundy

Last night I sauteed some red snapper, with (storebought) spinach
ravioli in a simple sage/butter sauce, with braised cabbage and a
salad. Wine was the 2002 Chandon de Briailles "aux Vergelesses"
Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru (blanc). I love Savigny rouge, but have
little experience with the whites. If this is a typical example, I
should remedy that. Absolutely lovely bottle of white Burgundy. Ripe
pear fruit with a hint of summer peaches, hints of earth and
honeycomb. As evening wears on a more citrus note appears in fruit.
Medium to full-bodied, good acids, very good length. No obvious oak,
just a clean pure Chardonnay fruit with a bit of chalky minerality.
Punching way above its $30 pricetag. Wish I had more. A-
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
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Hello My own experience of whites from Savigny is also limited, but based on an insufficient sample I would hazard a recommandation of neighbor commune Pernand-Vergelesse (Vergelesse is one of those vineyards that extends over more than one commune).
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Nils Gustaf Lindgren
I think Ile de Vergelesses is in both appellations, but "aux Vergelesses" is only Savigny, but I might be mistaken, I usually buy Savigny rouge, and Pernand-Vergelesses blanc. But the Chandon de Briailles "Ile des Verglesses" PV rouge was one my favorite QPR 2002 reds. A friend who visited CdBriailles this year said that the whites are almost an afterhought because production is a fraction of the reds,but a nice afterthought!
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