winemaker Location: Philippe Pacalet
Grape varieties pinot noir, chardonnay, gamay, syrah...
Surface Winery: 10 ha of harvest purchase contracts
Annual production: 50.000
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|Philippe Pacalet is not a landowner, he is a "flying" winemaker, who rents vines that he has carefully selected from old Burgundian winemakers renowned for their terroir. After vinification with little or no sulphur, the juice is matured on the lees in barrels of several wines in order to avoid excessive woodiness and to provide only gentle oxygenation. These gentle methods are pushed to the extreme for gravity bottling, for example, with a tool from the 1960s that does not use pumping over. But also for the manual corking of bottles with a device straight out of the 19th century! Until 1999, he was an oenologist at Winery Prieuré en Côte-d'Or, then started his winemaking activity in the premises of Winery Sabre in Beaune, then moved on to Michel Couvreur, a famous whisky breeder in Bouze-lès-Beaune.||Today in the centre of Beaune, in warehouses that were once used for the wine trade, Philippe continues to run the vines to work some of them so that they can find their living soil again. His team hand-picks the grapes from these scattered vines, in pursuit of good maturity. The 10 hectares that he farms are located between the Côte de Beaune, Côte d'Or and Chablis, in the most prestigious appellations of Burgundy: Chambolle Musigny, Chassagne Montrachet, Corton Charlemagne, Meursault... For some time now, Philippe Pacalet has also been vinifying beautiful grapes from the Rhône (Cornas) and Beaujolais (Chénas and Moulin à Vent)!|