Producer of the month, August – Domaine Rapet
Domaine Rapet is an historic estate based in Pernand Vergelesses in the north of Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune.
Today it is run by Vincent and Sylvette Rapet and they are making a splendid job of it. Although it is not organic, they try to stay as close to nature as you can and as is typical for burgundy, ploughing between rows is an essential part of their vineyard management. They take their work in the vineyards extremely seriously and it is through this work that the quality of the harvest is always the best.
Pernand Vergelesses is perhaps not the best known village in Burgundy, possibly because it is difficult to pronounce but be assured that the wines are first class. Dependant on the particular vineyard, the wines have more or less mineral content which underpins the juice and makes the wines so very appealing with food. The neighbouring appellation of Corton is however well known and these wines are always the first to sell out.
We currently have decent stocks of their wines from the 13, 15 and 17 vintages, all of which are excellent for current drinking. If you haven’t already fallen in love with these wines, do give them a try. Burgundy isn’t cheap these days but here you will find some of the best value for money in the Cote d’O.
A generous and solid red Burgundy with plenty of black fruit and spices with notes of kirsch above. It is generous on the palate and the abundant f...View full details£42.50Sale
Bright in the glass with a golden tinge, this is a fresh and elegant white Burgundy which has an open and lively bouquet of fruits with notes of ho...View full details£33.25Sale
Domaine Rapet Pere Et Fils is consistently making first class wines and this is no exception. The vineyard for this Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les...View full details£39.50Sale
Named after the Emperor Charlemagne, whose wife preferred him to drink it as it didn’t stain his beard, this exquisite Burgundy boasts a heritage a...View full details£105.00Sale
Domaine Rapet Pere Et Fils Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille 2017 is a wine to be kept, for a couple of years for its power will be tamed b...View full details£45.25Sale
This superb red Burgundy is the issue of 50 year old vines that give wines for keeping. The vineyard itself is situated between the 1er Crus of Les...View full details£49.95Sale
The 1er Cru of En Carradeux lies opposite the hill of Corton on an east-facing slope. The hillside is steep with sandy soil. After hand harvesting,...View full details£48.50Sale
Domaine Rapet Pere Et Fils Corton Pougets Grand Cru 2013 has a harmonious bouquet of raspberry and wild strawberry scents with candied orange peel ...View full details£74.65Sale
Lightly golden with green tinges, this excellent 1er Cru is quite floral in the bouquet with stone fruits and sweet spices behind. Really well bala...View full details£40.95Sale