St. Aubin Blanc 1er Cru "Les Murgers Dents de Chien," Philippe Pacalet
Staff Pick

St. Aubin Blanc 1er Cru "Les Murgers Dents de Chien," Philippe Pacalet - 2017

Item # 41092 750mL
$164.99/ Single Bottle
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$1979.88 $1781.89/ Case of 12
Grape Variety

Production Methods




Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

Tasting Notes

A generous wine that drinks more like a Puligny-Montrachet with great texture, body and fruit that is so well-balanced.

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Staff Pick Notes

Some names in the wine world are so esteemed that this staff pick could easily consist of just two words: Phillip Pacalet. He brings so much care and attention to his winemaking, every bottle he makes feels touched by some kind of magic. I could go on about the Cornas, the Gevrey, or Corton-Charlemage, but this white from St. Aubin, was a real stunner. The grapes come from the top of a slope near the border with Puligny-Montrachet. The vineyard is full of stones shaped like dogs' teeth (hence the name) and yields a wine full of honeycomb and citrus with a fine streak of minerality shining through. It spends some time in new French oak, lending richness and elegance. It's yet another example of the Pacalet magic.


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