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Domaine Pernot Belicard
France - Burgundy

This small six-hectare domaine located in the heart of Puligny-Montrachet is making rapid strides. Philippe Pernot (a scion of the Paul Pernot dynasty) launched the Pernot-Belicard label in 2009 after marrying Miss Belicard, daughter of Mr Belicard (who owned vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet). In the vineyards, Philippe cultivates the soils, de-buds aggressively and takes pains to retain his old vines in good health. The grapes are harvested by hand, with Philippe typically among the earlier pickers in the village. Since 2014, there's more sorting, the grapes passing over a shaker table before being whole cluster pressed. Initially, the wines were bottled to make room for the new vintage, but Philippe, evidently an inquiring mind, felt that something was missing: now, the wines stay in barrel until August, but spend an additional three to six months in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with the fine lees. The result are wines that are more integrated and complete. These are already very good wines, and Philippe possesses some enviable parcels, but it is his desire to refine and improve that marks this out as an estate to watch.

Producer Details
Founded
2009
Wine Production Area
France - Burgundy - Beaune Premier Cru, Cote d'Or, Meursault, Meursault Premier Cru, Puligny Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru, Bourgogne AOC, Bourgogne Chardonnay
Owners
Philippe Pernot
Winemaker
Philippe Pernot
Acreage
16 acres (6.5 hectares)
Grape Varietal(s)
Chardonnay (6.28 hectares) and Aligoté (0.22 hectare)
Age of Vines
Between 17 and 75 years old.
Annual Production
2,916 cases
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