Vin Noé, Face to Face, 2019
Burgundian micro-domaine and estate Vin Noé is the project of young Californian winemaker Jonathan Purcell. After graduating from his studies in Beaune, Jonathan built an impressive resume working as a tractor operator at Domaine de Montille and also for many years under the legendary Philippe Pacalet.
Jonathan established Vin Noé in 2016, based out of a 100-year old cuverie in Auxey-Duresses. Wines are produced using purchased grapes from the Mâcon, Beaujolais, and more recently from leased sites in Puligny-Montrachet and Saint Aubin. Jonathan takes a handsoff approach in the cellar, using wild yeast fermentation, zero sulphur additions and gently transferring wines without the use of a pump. Inspired by his work at Pacalet, Jonathan often opts for longer macerations with whole clusters, resulting in wines with deep and complex aromatics.