Domaine Agnès Paquet

We first chanced across a bottle of Agnès’s wine in Ma Cuisine some years back and were thoroughly impressed by the sappy fruit and stylish expression of Pinot Noir. Several tastings later we are delighted to be offering a broader range of her wines. The Patience no.8 is only made in certain vintages, aged in large 350-litre barrels and sees a longer élevage than the regular Auxey bottling, less obviously fruity with more restraint and lovely precision. The Bourgogne rouge is gorgeously sappy and bright fruited while the Pommard is possibly the most deliciously drinkable example of the wine we have ever come across.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Meloisey, Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    11ha

  • Winemaker

    Agnès Paquet

  • Established

    2001

  • Cultivation

    Lutte raisonnée

  • Website

    www.vinpaquet.com

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Crémant de Bourgogne Aligoté Mixture Mixture n/a
Auxey-Duresses blanc Chardonnay 85 years old Limestone 2.8ha
Auxey-Duresses Patience no.8 blanc Chardonnay 85 years old Limestone n/a
Chassagne-Montrachet Les Battaudes Chardonnay 20 years old Clay & limestone -
Bourgogne Pinot Noir Pinot Noir 25 years old Clay & limestone 1.8ha
Auxey-Duresses rouge Pinot Noir 50% is 15 years old, the rest 45-50 years old Limestone 1.5ha
Pommard Les Combes Pinot Noir 80 years old Clay-limestone with clay dominance 0.8ha

Viticulture / Vinification

White wines

  • Crémant spends 12 months on lees, usually a blend of 2 vintages
  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Élevage in oak
  • 15% new oak for Auxey-Duresses blanc
  • 30% new oak for Patience no.8, larger oak - 350l
  • 30% new oak for Chassagne-Montrachet Les Battauds
  • One racking before bottling

Red wines

  • Indigenous yeasts for fermentation
  • Bourgogne Pinot Noir: maximum of 5%, 100% destemmed, 15-20 days maceration, 4-5 day pre-fermentation cool soak to aid colour and aroma
  • Auxey-Duresses rouge: 15% new oak, 25% whole-bunch, moved to tank 2/3 months before bottling
  • Pommard Les Combe: 25% new oak, 100% destemmed
  • No remontage, only pigeage