Jonathan Purcell hails from California, but cut his teeth in winemaking with the likes of legendary Beaune producer Philippe Pacalet. Now he makes negociant wines under his own labels, sourcing fruit from Macon, Beaujolais, and some newly leased plots in Saint Aubin and Puligny-Montrachet. His wines pay homage to his time with Pacalet, with pure, terroir-driven expressions vinified with a lightness of touch and a hint of rusticity.
Fruit for this cuvee hails from two sites, one rich in clay-limestone terroirs and the other more granitic. That mineral element carries the wine, with a touch of brown fruit bookending the ripe, generous red fruit expression of the palate. Nicely balanced, open, eager wine quite ready to be enjoyed.