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Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes - 2016

Philippe Pacalet

4.20 / 5.0

red still, dry
Vosne-Romanée AOC, France
Pinot Noir
5490 UAH
not available
Philippe Pacalet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes 2016


4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Selyam · Bourgogne Party by Vova Ulianov

What a beautiful and delicate bouquet! Red flowers, dried cherry and underbrush. The oak is well integrated, and the age starts to kick in. Almost perfectly balanced medium body with a long and flavourful aftertaste. It also has a pleasant finish of rotting bark. Quaffable. Guessed the bottle.

Wine #1 on Bourgogne Party by Vova Ulianov event.

Philippe Pacalet

Philippe Pacalet, a distinguished figure in the natural wine movement, has made a profound impact on Burgundian winemaking. Despite his winemaking lineage dating back to 1780, Pacalet did not inherit land. Instead, he became a 'micro-négociant', renting vineyards in the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, crafting wines in a facility acquired from the De Montille family in Beaune. Influenced by his uncle, Marcel Lapierre, and the teachings of Jules Chauvet, Pacalet has been a passionate advocate for natural wine, managing Domaine Prieuré Roch and crafting wines in Château Rayas and Domaine Leroy.

Pacalet's philosophy is grounded in minimal intervention, focusing on expressing each terroir's unique characteristics. He eschews industrial yeasts and minimizes sulphur use, opting for whole bunch fermentation and believing that the stems' ripeness is integral to the grapes' readiness. His meticulous approach includes hand harvesting and fermenting with natural yeasts on the grape skin, wooden vat fermentation, and low new oak usage to maintain the wine's delicate fruit and floral characters. His wines are unfiltered and unfined, bottled manually, emphasizing authenticity and a vivid expression of each plot.