Paul Pernot Bourgogne Blanc 2016
Paul Pernot founded this family domaine in 1959. He started with about 10 hectares, most of which had been in the family for almost 200 years. Paul and his sons, Paul and Michel, are considered among the most important producers of Puligny Montrachet alongside Domaine Leflaive. They work 20 hectares of vineyards, of which 15 are in the commune of Puligny-Montrachet, including two grand crus – Bâtard Montrachet and Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet, as well as four other top premier crus: Les Champs-Canet; Les Folatières; Clos de La Garenne, and Les Pucelles. They are also the largest owner in the illustrious 1er cru vineyard of les Folatières,
This fine domaine keeps tradition, in its best way, on top of its agenda. The wines reflect the potential of their origin. The wines are carefully made with minimal batonnage, and no new oak is used for the regional and village wines. Premier cru's receive about 30% new oak, and the grand crus between 40-50% depend on the vintage. The wines are bottled with a fining and very light filtration. The wines of Domaine Paul Pernot deliver balance and purity.
Look for beautifully perfumed aromas of flowers, citrus fruits, ripe pear and hints of cream. The palate is extremely focused and pure, with its mineral intensity balancing the lushness of the fruit. Spice, pear, honeysuckle and orange blossom flow in layers on the palate, leading to a fresh and vibrant finish. This is the kind of Bourgogne Blanc we love to drink at home.