Born into a family of winemakers with history dating back to 1780, Philippe Pacalet is the nephew of Marcel Lapierre, a legendary natural winemaker in Beaujolais, and he studied oenology, majoring in organic winemaking. Despite coming from a family with rich history in winemaking, Philippe does not own any land and he opted to rent select vineyards around the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits when he began producing his own wines. Though his wine business is a success, he remains as a vintner without vineyards of his own and produces over two dozen highly sought after wines from Burgundy as well as Beaujolaise and Northern Rhone.
Philippe only uses grapes from vineyards that meets his specific requirements and vinifies them at his winery in the heart of Beaune. He believes that stems are an integral part of the winemaking process so he never destems his grapes, and he is adamant about achieving the pure expression of terroir so he ensures that anything that would obscure that expression will not be included in the vinification process. He personally oversees every step in the production of his wines and intervenes as little as possible as his philosophy is that nature shall govern the production. The resulting wines are incredibly aromatic and fresh, and are hailed as some of the most elegant and pure expressions of Burgundy wines time after time. In a review by Revue du Vin de France Guide Vert, they commented that Philippe's wines "not only speak of their terroir, they have incredible complexity, are delicious even in their youth and age perfectly." Today we are pleased to offer a small selection of Philippe Pacalet's wines which include 2003 village selections from Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard and Nuits-St-Georges from just HK$900 per bottle+, and three Grand Cru selections including Charmes-Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, and Ruchottes-Chambertin, all expected to arrive by late May -
Subject to final confirmation. ETA 4-6 weeks.
Delivery is free-of-charge for single purchases above HK$3,000 or 6 bottles (or accumulated amount at time of delivery); otherwise, a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies.
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