When asked “How long will your wines age?” Philippe Pacalet responds “That depends on how many friends you have!”.
This sums up Pacalet’s refreshingly different approach to creating and enjoying wine.
His nuanced take on viticulture and viniculture – using organic, biodynamic and low-intervention practises, without being bound by rigid rules – resounds with the young winemakers making an impact in Burgundy.
He is a tremendously gifted winemaker producing wines of incredible freshness, purity, and finesse. He and his wines continue to gain in global status; last year La Revue du Vin de France awarded him the prestigious Negociant of the Year prize.
Pacalet purchases carefully selected grapes from organic vineyards of particular interest to him and vinifies them at his own 19th century cellar in the heart of Beaune. He is adamant about including everything to do with the grape, including the stems which he never removes.
Unquestionably, this means they have to be fully ripe, which demonstrates Pacalet’s fastidious commitment to the quality of his wines.
Join Philippe on 8th January, who will guide Members through some fantastic vintages of the decade.
We will taste:
2016 Philippe Pacalet, Cornas
2017 Philippe Pacalet, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
2017 Philippe Pacalet, Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru
2016 Philippe Pacalet, Moulin-a-Vent
2014 Philippe Pacalet, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru
2015 Philippe Pacalet, Gevrey Chambertin Village
2015 Philippe Pacalet, Nuits-Saint-Georges Village
2014 Philippe Pacalet, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Aux Argillas
Wednesday 8th January
St James’s Room
18:30 – welcome drink to be served
19:00 – seated Masterclass to begin
£125.00 per guest