Ermes Pavese

Ermes Pavese

Valle d’Aosta

Morgex et de La Salle

Ermes Pavese works exclusively with the autochthonous grape variety, Prié Blanc in the sub-zone encompassing the villages of Morgex and La Salle (Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle) in the shadow of Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc). Pavese, though having a family history of winegrowing, only founded his estate in 1999, and today manually attends to around three acres of vines scattered across the sub-zone in tiny, fractured plots. 

Whilst the alpine environment presents many challenges to Pavese, including operating on dry stone terraces up to 1200m above sea level and frequently under the cover of snow, the climate also affords natural protection against disease and pest problems, chief amongst them phylloxera, allowing all of his vines to be planted on their own roots rather than ...READ MORE

Ermes Pavese

Valle d’Aosta

Morgex et de La Salle

Ermes Pavese works exclusively with the autochthonous grape variety, Prié Blanc in the sub-zone encompassing the villages of Morgex and La Salle (Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle) in the shadow of Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc). Pavese, though having a family history of winegrowing, only founded his estate in 1999, and today manually attends to around three acres of vines scattered across the sub-zone in tiny, fractured plots. 

Whilst the alpine environment presents many challenges to Pavese, including operating on dry stone terraces up to 1200m above sea level and frequently under the cover of snow, the climate also affords natural protection against disease and pest problems, chief amongst them phylloxera, allowing all of his vines to be planted on their own roots rather than American rootstock, as is the modern norm. All his vines are trained on low pergolas, a traditional method for meliorating the effects that the overnight temperature drop has on the grapes, allowing them to reach flavour ripeness whilst still retaining a thrilling acid drive.

The wines of Ermes Pavese channel the region, the rugged mineral-rich mountains, Alpine grasses and wildflowers, and the pure water that flows from the spring thaw. These are wines of truly crystalline purity and mineral etched detail.

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