Philippe Pacalet - Clos de Vougeot - Grand Cru - Rouge - 2020
Country / Region: Burgundy
Name: AOP Clos de Vougeot
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 14 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
Estate rated 2 stars in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2023 (RVF)
Estate rated 2 stars in the Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2023
Wine:Born in the Clos, on a parcel located on the Vosne-Romanée side under the Maupertuis climate, the 2020 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru comes from an elite terroir. Rich and structured, this assertive Pinot offers a burst of finesse and freshness provided by the whole harvest that relaxes and refines the material by its infusion. The tannins are well present, assured, and perfectly ripe, a guarantee of long aging. A great Clos de Vougeot.
Vinification:Manual harvest, vinification in whole bunches for 3 weeks without added sulfites with twice-daily punching of the cap, alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts without artificial thermoregulation, malolactic fermentation and ageing on the lees in rooms, without racking, with stirring without added sulfites for 17 months.
Color:Bright red with a beautiful intensity.
Nose:Fresh aromas of red and black fruits of great maturity.
Palate:Rich and elegant with ripe and concentrated flavors of fruit, this wine releases fine and persistent tannins.
Temperature:Serve between 16 and 18°C.
Food and wine pairing:Beef tournedos with porcini mushrooms, sweetbreads with foie gras.
Cellar aging:From now until 2035, and even more for enthusiasts.
It is a rare house, to which very few have access. Philippe Pacalet is an ultra-sensitive person, one of those who transcribe Burgundy with the most accuracy through the most natural vinifications possible, in whole bunches, without sulfur, followed by long maturations, in organic culture of course.
In the tradition of his mentors Marcel Lapierre and Jules Chauvet, he makes wines that combine mastery and aestheticism, perfect reflections of the great Burgundian terroirs that he has been exploring for twenty years. Awarded 2 stars in the French Guide Vert RVF, he makes sublime wines, of incomparable softness and precision, which are among the most authentic of their appellations.