2021 Gerard Raphet Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 'Cuvee Unique', Cote de Nuits, France

$249.99 USD

Winemaker Notes

VINEYARDS: It’s easy to find the family’s vines here, as Gérard’s father,
Jean, had a stone marker set on the vineyard’s down-slope wall. Another
family parcel upslope, with older vines, is in lieu-dit ‘Les Grand Maupertuis.’
Downslope soils are deeper, with more clay; upslope soils are thin, closer to
the “mother rock” of Burgundian limestone.

AGE OF VINES: 60-80 years, on average

WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in tank.
Aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months (approximately 15% new
oak). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of earth, baking spices, red and black
berries. Fine-grained tannins; structured yet suave. Black cherries, earth.

PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Roast pork or chicken; delicately spiced dishes