Moulin-à-Vent, Philippe Pacalet
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Moulin-à-Vent, Philippe Pacalet - 2020

Item # 41557 750mL

Philippe Pacalet is one of the leading natural winemakers in Burgundy, producing wines with minimal intervention to ensure that the terroir is as transparent as possible in his selections. The vineyards are plowed by horse and the soils are sandy and granitic.

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

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Over the years I've tasted a lot of wines from Philippe Pacalet. Not only have I never been disappointed (not an easy feat with any producer, let alone one from Burgundy), but each time I come away with renewed awe. From Beaujolais to Beaune, his cuvées are all a masterclass in making exquisitely pristine wines. I could easily staff pick any one of his bottlings, but if you're new to the lineup, the easiest intro is his Moulin-à-Vent. As the nephew of Marcel Lapierre, Pacalet's deft touch with gamay is clearly in his blood. Beautiful aromas of dark fruit and violets give way to a structured wine with bright red fruit, raspberry and cherry tinged with granite and licorice. Much like his uncle's Morgon, this is a Beaujolais with backbone, capable of aging, but is still oh so enjoyable now.




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