This fine 1er cru lies on the Pernand-Vergelesses side of the village, and is thought to have earned its name, ‘place of the ovens’, because the village’s communal stoves were housed here. Aux Fourneaux is a low-lying vineyard with an easterly exposure. The soil has deep, rich, clay and fragmented limestone, and the vines are 60 years old (planted in 1956). Chandon de Briailles has a 1.68 hectare parcel, cultivated for them by Tomoko Kuriyama of Chantêreves.
In 2015 there was 40% whole bunches used and no new oak. The resulting wine is super fresh, smoky and red fruited with floral notes and red cherry fruits. Definitely fleshier than the 2014 but with lovely line and fine tannins.