Domaine Gérard Raphet Les Grands Champs Cuvée Unique Bourgogne Rouge 2020
REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Morey-Saint-Denis
APPELLATION: Bourgogne AOC
BLEND: 100% Pinot Noir
VINEYARDS: Located in Gevrey Chambertin, ‘Les Grands Champs’ is a lieudit southwest of the village proper and surrounded on three sides by villages level Gevrey vineyards. Soils are composed of red clay and silt.
AGE OF VINES: 40+ years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts intank. Aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Roast pork or chicken; delicately spiced dishes
Raphet wines are a Burgundy lover’s Burgundy. While the wine’s color in the glass is a delicate ruby, aromas and flavors surprise with their forceful intensity. This contrast often catches the uninitiated off guard, yet it is part of the seduction of these limited and highly sought-after wines. Raphet Burgundy is handmade from field to bottle, with a rhythm and method that hasn’t changed in more than four generations. Pinot Noir vines at the estate are on average very old, with many surpassing 100 years.
North Berkeley Imports selects individual barrels of wine to import exclusively under our own label, “Cuvée Unique.” These wines, unlike the estate’s regular wines, are bottled unfined and unfiltered.