Philippe Pacalet is a true artisan with a very clear idea of how to allow each terroir to express itself clearly in his wines. He is a dynamic and engaging personality with a true passion for wine that draws you into tasting and discussing his wines. We look forward to having you join us for this winemaker dinner featuring one of the pioneers of the natural wine movement, even though he doesn’t really define himself in those terms. He is deeply thoughtful about all that he is doing, and so perhaps simply ‘Pacalet’ is the only label we can really apply to him, and his wines. They are inimitable.
Pacalet is originally from Beaujolais where his uncle, Marcel Lapierre pioneered what became known as ‘natural wine’. For many years Pacalet managed Prieuré-Roch before making wine under his own label beginning in 2001. Pacalet doesn’t own any vineyards. Instead he rents land and makes the wine in a facility he purchased from the de Montille family that’s located in Beaune.
His passion for organic winegrowing extends to those he works with, who farm organically and sustainably. Philippe produces wine from some of the best vineyards in Burgundy, as well as Beaujolais and the Northern Rhône. To really understand you must taste, and engage with him. This evening you have the chance to do just that as Philippe Pacalet joins us by Zoom, and we discover a broad selection of his wines.
Wines to be served
2019 Philippe Pacalet - Ladoix Blanc
2019 Philippe Pacalet - Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy
2018 Philippe Pacalet - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
2018 Philippe Pacalet - Pommard
2018 Philippe Pacalet - Gevrey Chambertin
2019 Philippe Pacalet - Ladoix 1er Cru 'Les Joyeuses'
2017 Philippe Pacalet - Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru
2019 Philippe Pacalet - Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru
2019 Philippe Pacalet - Echezeaux Grand Cru
2016 Philippe Pacalet - Moulin-a-Vent
2018 Philippe Pacalet - Cornas
NV Philippe Pacalet - Marc de Bourgogne