Vineyards size : 22 Hectares
Farming : Agriculture raisonnée
History : Family estate since 6 generations, and now 3 generations are running the domaine, Paul, his 2 sons Paul and Michel, and his grand child Philippe. One of the largest domaine in Puligny Montrachet started by the family but Paul extended and re planted slowly many vineyards like Clos des Folatieres despite the hard work which had to be done. He said now it will be easier with the new tractors/ machines.
The top value of the domaine : If we ask to Paul Pernot what are the important points Farming - Sustainable with a control of production by de-buding - Plowing. No herbicide - Anticipation on sickness and due treatment to have no risk. Too difficult to cure
Harvest and vinification - Picking late at full ripeness - Hand- picked and assorted, immediately press - After a few hours of "debourbage" as well the juice is cold, the wine is barrel with various proposition of new oak in relation with the appellations. - do very little batonage to get balance to have not over oak and over fat the wines success is the freshness of vintage and the life which you have on each wine. - Expression of the terroir but also having a roundness due to maturity (harvest at the right time, and not too early)