Domaine Pernot Belicard Bourgogne ‘Côte d’Or’ Blanc 2019

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Domaine Pernot Belicard Bourgogne ‘Côte d’Or’ Blanc 2019

A brand new addition to the Whitfield Wines Burgundy list, with an eye on incredible value for money, but also a dollop of wine list DNA, that is a beautifully put together wine at exactly the right price with a restaurateur's insider feel to it.  In fact as well as being on the lists at Le Clos, Coya and Dinner by Heston, this is the new house white Burgundy at the recently relaunched Groucho Club in Dean Street

A small parcel of six hectares located in the heart of Puligny-Montrachet are what this wonderful domaine is all about and resulting in wines of exceptional quality. The same viticulture and vinification methods are applied for all the wines from the Domaine of which there are twenty six in number.

Philippe Pernot (a scion of the Paul Pernot dynasty) launched the Pernot Belicard label in 2009, gradually selling less and less to the négociants.

In the vineyards, he cultivates the soils, de-buds aggressively and takes pains to retain his old vines in good health. The grapes are harvested by hand, with Philippe typically among the earlier pickers in the village.

The wine offers an expressive nose of white flowers, stone fruits and buttered bread notes. The mouth is mineral and elegant, and delicate toasty nuances bring extra length in the mouth alongside a fresh acidity and a good balance.

'These are already very good wines, and Philippe possesses some enviable parcels, but it is his desire to refine and improve that marks this out as an estate to watch.'

William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.