Gerard Raphet Les Grands Champs Bourgogne Rouge 2020
Pinot Noir | France
The wines of Domaine Gérard Raphet exist without pretense or pontification. Their approach to winemaking is quintessentially Burgundian… steeped in history, rooted in tradition, with knowledge and practices handed down for the past century. These wines are old-school…delicately extracted, gently raised, yet born of an intensity of place and spirit. Unconcerned with trends and modern techniques, this is Burgundy as it always was.
Located in Gevrey Chambertin, ‘Les Grands Champs’ is a lieu-dit ("named single vineyard") southwest of the village proper and surrounded on three sides by Gevrey Chambertin vineyards. The soils are rich, even by Gevrey standards, composed of mostly red clay and silt – producing powerful pinot noirs with a darker edge and deep fruit flavors. The glass abounds with notes of cinnamon and clove, fallen autumn leaves, red cherries and pomegranate molasses. Hand harvested, fermented with native yeast and aged in mostly (~90%) used barrels, this is a beautifully crafted nod to traditional Burgundy. If you love pinot, seek no further!
About the Producer
- BlendPinot Noir
- WinemakerGerard and Marion Raphet