Philippe Pacalet is one of the most exciting winemakers to emerge from Burgundy in a generation - his work was recently lauded by La Revue du Vin de France, who awarded him the prestigious Negociant of the Year prize for 2017.
Pacalet’s wines are consistently amongst the finest Burgundies we taste from barrel. A trained chemist, Pacalet comes from a winemaking background of great pedigree; he is the nephew of Marcel Lapierre, the legendary Beaujolais wine grower, and was formerly winemaker at Domaine Prieuré Roch.
Pacalet is one of the leading figures in the natural wine movement in Burgundy, with a fastidious attention to detail and quality. Organic practises are strictly adhered to in the vineyards, he oversees the harvest personally, and in the cellar, he is adamant about removing anything from the vinification process that obscures the purest expression of terroir. This includes never destemming his grapes.
A word from Philippe
"It is very rare that I show my wines in the UK and I am looking forward to sharing my perspectives on winemaking and terroir. I only work with growers who are respectful to the land; I do not destem the grapes and I don’t add sulphur so it does not interfere with the ‘placenta’ of the wines, the lees. But I am not against sulphur, I want to use it near the end of the wine’s ageing, to ‘take a photo’ of the wine, to capture it in its state at that moment and to arrest further development. This is the moment I want to share with my consumers."
What are we pouring
Whites: Nuits Saint Georges 2014, Chassagne Montrachet 2009 (magnum)
Reds: Moulin a Vent 2015, Chenas 2015, Moulin a Vent 2014, Chambolle Musigny 2014, Chambolle Musigny 2011 (magnum), Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru 2011, Nuits Saint George 2011 (magnum), Gevrey Chambertin Bel Air 2011, Charmes Chambertin 2011.