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Alvina Pernot - Meursault 1er Cru "La Piece sous le Bois" 2020

Alvina Pernot - Meursault 1er Cru "La Piece sous le Bois" 2020

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Tasting Notes

“La Pièce sous le Bois” is seductive with a sense of charming richness.

An exciting new arrival on the scene in the Côte de Beaune is Alvina Pernot, granddaughter of Paul Pernot of Domaine Paul Pernot and cousin of Philippe Pernot of Domaine Pernot Belicard. After working for three years at her grandfather's Domaine, Alvina and her husband, Philippe Abadie, set up a tiny Domaine and Maison in Puligny-Montrachet. For the debut 2018 vintage, Alvina Pernot used no new oak, with all wines aged on their lees, in used barrels, until they were racked for bottling. “La Piece sous le Bois'' is a cooler plot located on the edge of the combe of Saint Aubin and Meursault with 50-plus-year-old vines. 

The nose is seductive with a sense of charming richness, and ensuing notes of ripe green apples, white florals, fresh hazelnuts and quince. The palate is fleshy and textural with crisp green apple and tart green grape, followed by a nutty, saline finish. It can be served with charcuterie, poultry cooked in stock, young Comté cheese, white fish and seafood. Drink now with a 30-minute decant before serving or keep up until 2025+. 100% Chardonnay.

Pretty mid lemon color. The nose is slightly more angular than the village Pulignys. Then a little touch of flesh behind, taking the oak well, while keeping some grapefruit character. Interesting personality throughout. 92 points, Jasper Morris

"Alvina Pernot is one of the most exciting new producers to hit our shores. From a phenomenal winemaking family, her style is precise, elegant and delicately reductive."

Alvina and her husband favour earlier-picked fruit and higher-altitude parcels within the large Pernot holdings. For the debut 2018 vintage, Alvina Pernot used no new oak, with all wines aged on their lees, in used barrels mainly from François Frères, until they were racked for bottling.

What we say

"Alvina Pernot is one of the most exciting new producers to hit our shores. From a phenomenal winemaking family, her style is precise, elegant and delicately reductive."

Technical notes

Alvina and her husband favour earlier-picked fruit and higher-altitude parcels within the large Pernot holdings. For the debut 2018 vintage, Alvina Pernot used no new oak, with all wines aged on their lees, in used barrels mainly from François Frères, until they were racked for bottling.