Ruchottes Chambertin Grand Cru - 2018 - Philippe Pacalet
Pure class! A profound nose with powerful aromas of red fruits, undergrowth, and sandalwood... Palate: a complex, luscious wine with great distinction and a touch of salt... Yet another robust juice from Pacalet, crafted to age for years.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Ruchottes-Chambertin G C
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.5 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2040
Pinot Noir from 48-year-old vines on clayey-limestone soils. The vineyards are sloping and southeast-facing, located within a cool microclimate. Fruit of healthy organic farming, with a yield of 30 hl/ha. Vinification: whole grapes bunches, meticulously sorted, fermented without SO2, with cap punch downs twice a day for 3 ½ weeks. Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts without artificial thermoregulation. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Matured on lees in barrels under “reductive” conditions, without racking, but with stirring and zero SO2, for 17 months. Only a micro-dose of sulphur at bottling.
Philippe Pacalet is a now legendary figure of natural wine in Burgundy. He is the nephew of Marcel Lapierre, who trained him from 1985 to 1991, leaving an indelible mark on Philippe. A sensitivity towards this type of wine would seem to be in the family genes. Philippe then got noticed by Henry-Frédéric Roch, who would entrust him with vinifications at Prieuré-Roch from 1991 to 2001... An...All wines
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