Philippe Pernot’s father still runs the famous 17-hectare family domaine in Puligny-Montrachet.
Sometime 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 négociants run their course, allowing him to hold on to much more of his fruit.
His first vintage was as recent as 2009 and with each vintage since the quality of wine has progressed with big leaps being made with the 2011s, 2012s and most recently 2013s.
Space in both the cuverie and the cave has always been at a premium, and up until the 2012 vintage Philippe would bottle all his cuvées a year after harvest.
However, the 2013 vintage saw him extend the length of élevage he gave his wines and the results were impressive.
Since establishing the domaine Philippe has bought more vineyards, augmenting the range of 1ers Crus Pulignys.
The wines see between 20 and 35% new oak and currently drink well after a few years in bottle.
The old vine cuvée of Meursault is produced from especially old vines (around 70 years) but there are plenty of old vines throughout the domaine
Bourgogne Cote D'Or Chardonnay
Beaune 1er Cru Pertuisots Blanc
Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet
Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain
Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres