2016 Pacalet St. Aubin 1er Cru Murgers Dents de Chien
There are a lot of winemakers people like to call “legendary". Philippe Pacalet has become one such winemaker, but his fame was earned not only for his skills in the cellar. It is because he is one of the strongest living links to two of the most seminal figures in artisanal French winemaking: Jules Chauvet, and Marcel Lapierre. This is again a special vintage - the 2016 vintage in Burgundy will go down in history as one of the smallest vintage ever produced. Frost in late April decimated many young buds and shortly after, mildew threatened to wipe out the remaining crop.