Pascal Chalon

Pascal Chalon
Quartier Pinfre (or Le Pont Neuf) 26790 Tulette
Tel. +33 675 645 612
Direct sale: By appointment
Mail: lagrandeourse@gmail.com

Pascal Chalon owns 3,5 ha. in Visan, 6,5 ha. in Tulette (of which 1,5 ha. are rented) and 0,8 ha. in Bouchet. Chalon is not so interested in appellations and he calls his wines just Cotes du Rhone.
The vineyards have been owned by Chalon's grandmother or his father. Until 2002 the grapes were delivered to the cooperative. Already in 2000 the first wines were made unofficially in his grandmother`s house. The wines are  still made here but Chalon wants to build a cellar when the money is available.

Until 2011 the vineyards have been certified biodynamique but Chalon wants to leave this certification and the vineyards will from 2012 "only" be certified agriculture biologique.
He will still uses some biodynamic methodes but he will not use one of the two obligatory preparations "501", silicium. Pascal says that his soil will be out of balance by using it. 

In his younger days Pascal Chalon did not want to become a winegrower and had no special education pointing at that direction.A friend of him has inspired him to make wine and has taught him what he knows today. This friend is Vincent Rochette, Domaine Roche-Audran with whom Pascal shares a room for storing the wines.

Wines

Cotes du Rhone La Petite Ourse
2012: 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache.  
Aged in barriques or demi-muids for 12 months.

Cotes du Rhone La Grande Ourse
2011: 49% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah and 12% Carignan. 
Aged in barriques or a siglet oval foudre for 12 months.

Cotes du Rhone Ourse Major
2011: 80% Grenache and 20% Carignan. 60-100-years-old vines. (Debut 2010)
Aged in barriques or demi-muids for 12 months.

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Pascal Chalon July 2011
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