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Honest Grapes presents

An Evening with Philippe Pacalet

An Evening with Philippe Pacalet

Secret location, NW3
Event starts March 11, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome Philippe and Monica Pacalet for a private tasting in Central London of some of our favourite cuvées, across the range. We will also have the first sample of our exclusive Vosne-Romanée ‘Cuvée Honest Grapes’, our latest Syndicate Barrel, chosen especially for our members by Philippe.

Those joining this Syndicate will receive a complimentary invitation to this event

Contact us to request your space

Please note we are limited to 14 guests only therefore please request your spaces asap. Priority will be given to our Barrel Syndicate members. 

Wines on taste

  • Bulles NV
  • Condrieu 2019
  • Meursault 2020
  • Gevrey Chambertin 2020
  • Vosne-Romanée “Cuvée Honest Grapes” 2022 EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW
  • Nuits St Georges 1er Argillas 2019
  • Pommard 1er Cru Les Charmots 2019
  • Corton Bressandres Grand Cru 2017
  • Moulin a Vent 2018

(The retail value of the wine alone is £1400). The wines will be accompanied by charcuterie, breads and a cheeseboard.

About Philippe Pacalet

Formerly winemaker for Domaine Prieuré-Roch, Philippe set up his own operation and, farming biodynamically, insisting on 100% whole bunch fermentations, only natural yeasts, no additional sulphites and with a marked preference for old oak, results in unforgettable, distinctive wines. Steen Ohman of comments “I enjoy Pacalet’s wines, and they almost always provide (for me at least) essential hedonistic joy... Painting with a low-sulphur, whole-cluster brush, the wine will often end up on the impressionistic side, with its soul and emotional content as the main elements.

Pacalet’s philosophy is all about preserving the integrity of the grapes and avoiding oxidation as naturally as possible and he works some great parcels of vines across the Cote d’Or including Corton-Charlemagne, Échézeaux and Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Crus, but the quality is equally spread across all appellations and levels. In fact, taking a cross section of twelve of Pacalet’s wines - village, premier and grand crus, the average price increase across the 2019 and 2020 vintages since release is 33%, with certain cuvées at all different levels (not just Grand Cru) achieving gains of 63+%. It is therefore essential to buy on release. Having long since reached cult status, his wines are now amongst Burgundy’s most sought after.

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Wine tasting is a great way of bringing together family, friends and colleagues, and our events have received fantastic press as industry leaders (including FT How to Spend It, Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Metro, Condé Nast Traveller, The Telegraph). From incredible trips to Burgundy & Tuscany hosted by Head Wine Guru Tom to relaxed, fun events in London with the team, our roster of tastings caters for all, from the wine novice to the oenological veteran.