The Pernots have very sizeable holdings in Puligny, most of which remains under contract to négociant houses such as Joseph Drouhin. Veteran Paul Pernot may still receive visitors but the work is now done by his sons Paul and Michel, now joined by a grandson, also Paul. I asked Paul senior if anything had changed at the domaine over the last 30 years. No. With their fabulous holdings, 20 hectares in all of which 15 are in the commune of Puligny, this could be the appellation’s outstanding domaine. Some new thinking on the viticultural side might be necessary first. The wines are weighty but inclined to the rustic.