One of the newest arrivals on the Burgundy scene, Alvina Pernot, is making a splash with her own wine interpretations from her grandfather's vineyard Paul Pernot. We have access to her wine direct from Puligny-Montrachet, arguably Burgundy's most cherished village when it comes to white Burgundies.
Home to the king of them all, the "Grand Cru Montrachet", Alvina Pernot's winery sits within this fine appellation of Puligny-Montrachet. Most of Burgundy's fans couldn't manage without having a few bottles of Puligny-Montrachet wines in their cellar. Many prominent families have been nurturing and growing their vineyard holdings in this tiny village for decades, if not centuries, and Alvina is the descendant of one such family, that of Domaine Paul Pernot.
With Domaine Paul Pernot being one of the largest land owners of the appellation, it has provided Alvina with a myriad of appellations as an incredible canvas on which she is able to draw her vision.
Alvina, together with her husband Phillippe, has built her very own winery on Puligny’s Rue de Bois. This is a space for them to master the élevage and, increasingly, the pressing of the fruit that produces their wines without feeling cramped within Domaine Paul Pernot. Furthermore, this space allows her, when necessary, to age the wine on lees even longer. As a result, in 2020, the Alvina Pernot label’s most successful vintage to date, La Rue Aux Vaches was joined by another Puligny lieu-dit cuvée that’s pressed in house, the Clos des Noyers Brets.
“We are looking to make wines with a bit more tension, so for example we chose the highest altitude parcel of the family’s four plots in Les Folatières” - Alvina Pernot
The destiny of Alvina and Philippe is to make remarkable wines, as demonstrated with their ongoing high-quality vintages. With being still young to the winemaking business they continue to change the game for Puligny-Montrachet and we look forward to shipping many more vintages to come. This Domaine is the future of Burgundy.
"Within the Pernot holdings, Alvina and her husband favor earlier-picked fruit and higher-altitude parcels, but it’s the cuvées that are harvested and pressed in house that really give the measure of what we can expect in the years to come. Readers will note that all the wines are bottled under high-quality natural cork." - William Kelley - Wine Advocate