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. Ermes Pavese established his winery in 1999, following the advice and experience of his family. He planted his 1.5-hectare(+) of future vineyards exclusively with the native Prié Blanc grape variety. 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. Even today cuttings are selected from the vines themselves instead of being grown artificially in green houses. He now produces three versions of Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle.
The Old Now Magazine: Ermes Pavese (beautiful photos in this article)
Luciano Pignataro Wine Blog: La Viticoltura Estrema di Ermes Pavese a Morgex in Valle d'Aosta