Ermes Pavese Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle 2018 - Vallee D’Aoste, Italy
Varietals: Prié Blanc
Lifted nose of sour apple, green pear, lemon, hints of dried mango, white nectarine kernel and stony minerals; dry and tightly wound with mineral grip and quite finely composed acidity carrying through a mouthwateringly long finish.
Ermes Pavese is a youthful grower in the commune of La Ruine just outside of the town of Morgex in the high Alps, minutes from the summit of Mont Blanc. Pavese works the native grape known as Prié Blanc. Starting with barely two hectares of vineyards, situated at about 1200 meters above sea level, Pavese has gradually expanded his holdings in this high-altitude zone. He now produces three versions of Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle. Because these vineyards are so isolated, Pavese has been able to work with the original, pre-Phylloxera root stock since that malady never infiltrated this area when it came sweeping through Europe many years ago.