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. The Pavelots 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 45% in new barrels. Colour is rich, ruby-purple, aromas being fine, open and fresh. Palate is well-structured and densely fruity, with rich, exuberant aftertaste and splendid length. This is a great wine, and superb value for proper cellaring (for drinking 2025-2035+).