In light of his university and professional career, no title suits Pascal Chatonnet better than "chemist". But this descritption is far too simplistche he is not just a chemist, he is an alchemist.
Pascal Chatonnet is highly skilled in the complex alchemy of wine, wich requires an excellent knowledge of virtually all aspects of viticulture and winemaking, as well as possessing the innate ability to share is experience with an international clientele.
Pascal Chatonnet is consulting oenologist at Château Haut-Chaigneau, and has created his own wine estate, Château La Sergue, château l'Archange.
It is rare to find a single person in today's wine world with such multi-faceted talent and experience. Pascal Chatonnet achieves exceptional balance and harmony through the combination of the traditional Bordeaux notion of 'terroir' with international viticulturl practice;natural intuition and instinct with analytical quality control;generations of experience with research and the discovery of new techniques. The result is a range of wines wich express deep respect for tradition and experience whilst reflecting, in exemplary style, the progression achieved through modern winemaking methods.
Herein lies the originality of the Chatonnet wineyards.