We have been working happily with the Rollin family in Pernand-Vergelesses since 1982. Over the years, first with Maurice and his son Rémi, and today with Rémi and his son Simon, this rock-solid domaine has always provided us with wines of finesse, character, and startling purity—and at prices that put to rest the notion there is no value to be found in Burgundy anymore. Each visit to this estate is a master class in the unique terroir of their northern sector of the Côte de Beaune, those less-appreciated vineyards in and around Pernand-Vergelesses that flank the grand hill of Corton. The vineyards of Pernand-Vergelesses run at an “off-angle” to the main swath of east-facing, contiguous hillsides that comprise the bulk of the Côte d’Or; they are wedged into a narrow crevasse formed by the disjunction of Corton and the primary escarpment of the Côte de Beaune, and most of the key sites here face westward (or even northwestward).
We began working with Maurice Rollin in 1982 shortly after his son, Remi, had joined the family enterprise. It was Maurice’s father, Raymond, who first purchased vineyards in his local village of Pernand Vergelesses where, like his father before him, he was engaged as a vineyard worker.
Wines: Bourgogne Aligoté, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc, Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge, Pernand Vergelesses Blanc, Pernand Vergelesses Blanc 1er Cru “Sous Fretille”, Pernand Vergelesses Rouge, Pernand Vergelesses Rouge 1er Cru “Ile des Vergelesses”, Pernand Vergelesses Rouge 1er Cru “Les Fichots”, Pernand Vergelesses Rouge 1er Cru “Les Vergelesses”, Savigny-les-Beaune Rouge “Aux Grands Liards”