The first Pascal arrived in Puligny in the early 20th century, marrying a local girl and working on the land. They had two sons and acquired some vineyards locally. During a lull of interest in Burgundy sales they moved into vine production.
Throughout the 1970s the domaine expanded to 15 hectares spread over four communes: Meursault; Puligny; Volnay, and Auxey. Today, Yann Pascal looks after the vineyards, whilst his wife Alexandra makes the wine and is responsible for sales.
If you want to taste just how Chardonnay should be, this is the wine to try. Crisp, clean with the perfect amount of oakiness.
This classic French Burgundian white wine has a nutty-rich nose of summer orchard fruits with a mealy nuance. The palate is rich, too: dense and absolutely stuffed with piquant, assertive mineral freshness.
There's insistent grip to the very long finish. And when I say long, I mean long. This is simply a fabulous expression of Chardonnay and Auxey-Duresses in paticular.