Domaine Pernot-Belicard, Beaune 1er Cru 'Pertuisots' 2011


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    Chardonnay 100%

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    Philippe Pernot

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This fully mature Beaune Blanc is still fresh, having a lovely texture and a sea-shore pebble minerality. Moving on to an astonishing core of creamy vanilla custard, which finishes with an elegant 'toastiness' that simply complete this stunning white burgundy. Sensational value!

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The grapes are hand picked and sorted meticulously. Use of New oak is controlled after extended lees aging in stainless steel, leaving a vibrant and delicately oaked white burgundy.

Philippe Pernot's father still runs the famous 17-hectare family domaine in Puligny-Montrachet. Some time in the future he will inherit his third of the domaine, but for now he is concentrating on the 6 hectares of vines that make up Pernot-Belicard, the domaine that came from his marriage to Mademoiselle Belicard. Her father was more of a fruit grower than winemaker and sold off most of what he produced. In contrast, Philippe is more interested in bottling under his own name and has let contracts with negociants run their course, allowing him to hold onto much more of his fruit. His first vintage was as recent as 2009, and the quality of wine has progressed with each subsequent vintage. The old vine cuvee of Meursault is produced from especially old vines (around 70 years), but there are plenty of old vines throughout the domaine. He has an enviable array of vineyards at his disposal with a welcome smattering of old vines. New oak is kept well under control and Philippe is looking to allow the subtle terroir differences of his wines to flourish. His wines are pure, balanced and harmonious. His top vineyard site in Puligny - 1er Cru Perrieres (sandwiched between Referts and Clos de La Mouchere) is his best wine to date.

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