The Sous Frétille vineyard steeply-slopes towards the south. The vines lie above the village and its colourful church spire, visible to all who approach. Pebble-rich soils are shallow, yields never plentiful. One third of the Pavelot vines are 80 years old, the average age of the whole plot being around 50 years. The wine aged in oak for a year (40% of which were new), and will be bottled between New Year and the spring “to allow it to take on weight and mineral tension” as Luc Pavelot says. Colour is pale, green-lemon, aromas fresh and fine. This has bright, lively fruitiness, delicate yet persistent, mouth-coating, fruity texture and lovely length (for drinking 2022-2027+).
2019 Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc 1er Cru Sous Frétille, Domaine Pavelot
(£38.50 per bottle)
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