Domaine Rapet Père Et Fils Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Carradeux 2015
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, the juice is fermented in oak barrels, a 30% proportion of which are new. After fermentation and malolactic the wine is aged in barrel for around 15 months. The aromas of toasted almonds and notes of gun-flint emerge alongside the rich fruit, white blossom and hint of toasty oak. The minerality underpins the whole thing and makes it a delicious food wine especially with fine fish and starters like pate en croute.
- Country: France
- Region: Burgundy
- Subregion: Côte De Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses
- Vintage: 2015
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Chardonnay
- ABV: 13%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Toasty and nutty
- Drink With: Freshly steamed crayfish or any fine fish.
About the grower
The fifth generation of a winegrowing family, Pascal Prunier-Bonheur took over the estate in 1983; it now operates 6 hectares of vines spread across Saint-Romain in Beaune through to Auxey-Duresses, Monthelie, Meursault and Pommard. Pascal Prunier-Bonheur simply aims to make honest and upstanding wines as he feels that to do otherwise would be cheating his vines, his customers and himself. The style here is one of restraint. The wines lack nothing in terms of power, but this is shown through refinement and great elegance.
By combining tradition and modernity Pascal wants to offer "a genuine product, the result of hard work without pretense and without excessive ambition." The result is a selection of high quality wines at very reasonable prices. Prunier-Bonheur is not the type of estate to rest upon its laurels, adding a negociant business to its winemaking arm in 2002, and a new winery has been operational since 2008. Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur is still adding a few hectares of vineyards to its holdings when possible, the most recent being a plot of Meursault, a beautiful parcel of Auxey-Duresses red and a new premier cru, Auxey-Duresses Val.