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. This was 100% de-stemmed, and aged for just over a year in 50% new oak barrels. Colour is purple-ruby of medium depth, aromas being ripe, open and fresh. Palate is elegant and perfectly balanced, showing silky texture and appealing length (for drinking 2026-2035+).