Producer

  • Pacalet (Philippe)

    Pacalet is the nephew of Marcel Lapierre, the legendary natural winemaker in Beaujolais. Pacalet, like his uncle, removes anything from the vinification process that obscures the pure expression of terroir. He does not use industrial yeasts to aid in fermentation and he uses sulfur only at bottling. Pacalet does not own his own vines – he buys grapes from growers who work as sustainably as possible. Buy used barrels only (from Francois Frères and DRC).

    All vineyards are farmed by Pacalet himself and hand harvested. The grapes are then sorted in the vineyard before being brought to the winery in Beaune where they are fermented, whole cluster, in large, open top vats. He carries out a long maceration and during this time the cap is punched down twice a day and the grapes are also foot-stomped. Afterwards, the resulting juice is drained from the bottom of the vat (which makes up ¾ of the eventual wine) and the grapes are moved to a press. The press wine (1/4 of the blend) is then added to the free run juice and both undergo malolactic fermentation in barrel using the native yeasts only. No sulfur is used during the vinification process – a small amount may or may not be added at bottling, depending on the vintage.

    Winery profile

  • More

    » Pacalet 2011′s Have Arrived! (January 21st, 2014).
    » Read about the 2011 Vintage.
    » Philippe Pacalet – Aging potential of low SO2 wines by WineHog.org (June 8, 2013).
    » Maceration work at Philippe Pacalet.
    » Philippe Pacalet summarizes his winemaking philosophy (video).
    » Article in the Revue du Vin de France (April 2013).
    » Article on Wine Terroirs (June 30, 2011).
    » Winery website.

  • Philippe Pacalet – Nuits-Saint-Georges (white)
    2010
    100% Pinot Blanc


  • PULIGNY MONTRACHET
    Philippe Pacalet – Puligny Montrachet
    2010
    100% Chardonnay


  • Philippe Pacalet – Saint Aubin Premier Cru “En Remilly”
    2011
    100% Chardonnay


  • beaunper
    Philippe Pacalet – Beaune Premier Cru “Les Perrières”
    2010 & 2011
    100% Pinot Noir


  • gevrey
    Philippe Pacalet – Gevrey-Chambertin
    2011
    100% Pinot Noir


  • gevbelair
    Philippe Pacalet – Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru “Bel-Air”
    2011
    100% Pinot Noir


  • gevper
    Philippe Pacalet – Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru “La Perrière”
    2011
    100% Pinot Noir


  • gelav
    Philippe Pacalet – Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru “Lavaux Saint Jacques”
    2011
    100% Pinot Noir


  • eche
    Philippe Pacalet – Grand Cru Echezeaux
    2011
    100% Pinot Noir


  • ruch
    Philippe Pacalet – Grand Cru Ruchottes-Chambertin
    2011
    100% Pinot Noir


  • nsg
    Philippe Pacalet – Nuits-Saint-Georges
    2010 & 2011
    100% Pinot Noir.


  • pommard
    Philippe Pacalet – Pommard
    2009 & 2010 & 2011
    100% Pinot Noir.