By Linden Wilkie, 31 July 2020
The latest generation of the Pernot family, and with a desire to make her own mark, the 2018 vintage sees the debut of the “micro-négoce” eponymous label of Alvina Pernot, with her husband Philippe Abadie. To be clear though, all of the fruit here is from her parents’ domaine – Paul Pernot, with parcels chosen by Alvina especially to express her style. “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’. Just 10,000 bottles were made in 2018, and many of the cuvées are single barrel. Here is your chance to secure bottles of wine from a name I am sure you are going to hear more about in the coming years.
The Côte d’Or Blanc comes from Bourgogne AOC plots around the village of Puligny-Montrachet. It’s bright with good mouthfeel texture and a mix of fresh apples and patisserie on the nose and palate. Super value. Puligny “VV” from three parcels is full and lively, with the elegance of Puligny and the sunshine feel of 2018. ‘La Pièce Sous Le Bois’ has a beautiful scent of apples and some florals, and is taut, with good concentration. ‘Les Folatières’ was a little reduced on the nose in November 2019, but with good minerality, richness and acidity. ‘Les Chalumaux’ is fresh and airy, high energy with a good depth of fruit, it flows to a long finish. ‘Clos de la Garenne’ is bright and supple, again a little reduced on tasting. The single red in the collection – ‘Bievaux’ from Santenay, was 100% de-stemmed, and saw no new oak. Fresh, with good fruit was, I noted, ‘a good jolly mouthful’!