Classic Gevrey!

Gérard Raphet Bourgogne Rouge 2016

If you know your producers & vineyards in Burgundy, you can unearth little gems like Raphet's Bourgogne made from Gevrey-Chambertin fruit!

The Bourgogne level is the most fickle of all Burgundy classifications. Under it, wines can be more like you pub-level Burg made with fruit sourced from anywhere in Burgundy. Then there are those like Guillard’s Bourgogne from 100% Gevrey fruit, Géantet-Pansiot Bourgogne ‘Les Bons Bȃtons’ from 100% Chambolle fruit and now we have Raphet’s from 100% Gevrey fruit. The step up in price is easily matched by the quality of these wines.

Raphet’s, like Guillard’s, has a delicate translucent nature to it with fruit that really builds after you’ve swallowed it. Slate, earthiness and savouriness all wrap delicious fresh red fruit, with lovely fine long acid and tannin. This is still youthful and taught, you can just see how superb it will be in 3-5 years. This is all about the grape with no oak to interfere.

$57ea in any 3+, $54ea in any 6+
$60.00

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Whatever he is given by nature is rendered to wines of transparency unfettered by winemaking artefact. The 2015 vintage really suits the Raphet style as they have all the usual heady attraction and a little more plushness and sweet fruit which resulted in a bracket of sumptuous wines that are full of pleasure now but will develop more nuance with a little time.

We love these wines for their pure fruit, their persistence on the palate and their fidelity to the terroir that the Raphet family has worked for generations—they are classic, beautiful wines that because of their balance and purity will age very well, too. Ridiculously limited. Indeed of all our Burgundy partners, Raphet inspires the most emotion when trying to describe what exactly makes these wines so captivating. Raphet Burgundy surprises and delights; it opens the possibilities of what great, old-vine Burgundy can do, and just how intimate and special that experience can be. KERMIT LYNCH

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Raphet Gérard, Route des Grands Crus, Morey-Saint-Denis, France

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