Not to be confused with the Puligny-Montrachet Pernot family, I am excited to announce we have the ambitious Pascal Pernot joining our portfolio. Hailing from Gevrey-Chambertin, this young and enthusiastic Burgundy producer is bringing new life and a new level of finesse to the region.
About Domaine Pernot Père et Fils
Taking over the family domaine in 2018, Pascal Pernot quickly gained respect and admiration as a top Gevrey-Chambertin producer. In an interesting backstory, Pascal’s great grandfather was chauffeur to the Liégard family of the Château de Brochon and subsequently inherited some vineyards (including the holding in La Croix Violette). The Domaine was established in 1900, with Pascal as the fourth generation, and surrounds the village of Brochon with a total of 7 ha.
With the domaine in the family name for a century, Pascal was destined to work the vines. First beginning his working life at Manuel Olivier in Concœur, where he learnt the trade and the skills to finesse wines worthy of the Burgundy appellations. With big plans in motion from the day he took over, he works towards having his whole range grown and bottled at the domaine, elevating the quality even further.
Located between the Premier Crus under the Côte Saint Jacques to the north and the Route des Grands Crus which marks one side of its perimeter to the south. The position of Pernot Pere et Fils is strategic, sitting on the middle of a hill, with minimum slope and about 300 meters elevation.
Pascal has worked hard to progress the vineyards to a sustainable viticulture while slowly implementing aspects of biodynamics. As the climate warms, he picks the grapes relatively early. For most of his range the grapes are destemmed and fermentation is with natural yeasts for a minimum of two weeks – possibly longer. The wines are aged for 18 months within barrels by the coopers; Billon and Rousseau.
“The domaine covers 7ha currently, mostly in old vines, though not all is yet bottled by Pascal. I am sure that will change soon, as this was a most impressive range of wines, many of which were very close to a five star assessment. What a bright future!” - Jasper Morris, 2019 vintage.
I implore you to take the time to enjoy a few of these incredibly affordable Burgundies and share among friends and family alike.