These are our lightest red wines including Pinot Noir, Gamay and other refreshing reds from around the world.
The wines of Gérard Raphet are a Burgundy lover’s Burgundy. While the wine’s colour in the glass is a delicate ruby, aromas and flavours surprise with their forceful intensity. This contrast often catches the uninitiated off guard, yet it is part of the attraction and seduction of these limited and highly sought-after wines.
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.
No Raphet ever went to enology school; winemaking as family tradition has been passed from father to son, and now daughter, through four generations. There’s no pontificating, no philosophy—just the rhythm of a day that starts before sunrise, the years of history absorbed in each gnarled, 100-year-old vine, and the handful of barrels stashed in a dark cellar underneath the family home.
Gérard took over the domaine in 2005; today his daughter Marion also helps out in the cellar and fields. Gérard is modest, almost shy, preferring the majesty of his old-vine Pinot Noir to “do the talking.” And talk it does, from the exuberant aromas of young wine to the suave silk of cellared bottles, some 10 to 20 to even 30 years on. Our cellar has a special corner for Raphet Burgundy, and so should yours.
A Passe-Tout-Grains is the everyday wine of Burgundy. A blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, this light bodied wine shows fresh aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry, clove, and cherry. Lively with soft tannins, it is the perfect picnic wine.