The First Growth Ile des Vergelesses faces south-east, and is perfectly situated in the sweet spot at mid-slope, catching the first rays of the rising sun to start the ripening process. The vines are angled gently towards the south, ensuring good drainage and maximum sunshine throughout the day. Pavelot are the largest owners in the village of what is, for many, Pernand’s greatest red vineyard. 50% whole clusters went into the fermentation vat, then the wine has been ageing 50% in new barrels. Colour is purple-ruby of medium depth, nose shows fine fragrance, palate has impressive power. Flavours are broad, rich tannins well-rounded, and the finish is long, brimming with vivacity (for drinking 2026-2035+).