En Primeur | Domaine Rapet 2019

Just north of Beaune in the shadow of the Corton hill lies the picturesque village of Pernand Vergelesses, home to many great producers of Corton Charlemagne including Domaine Vincent Rapet. The domaine was founded in 1765 and now has an impressive 20 hectares, including a sizeable 2 hectare parcel of Corton Charlemagne. Vincent’s first vintage was in 1985 aged 21. Since then he has installed a new winery and the quality has soared. Vincent is a quiet and thoughtful man, and his wines mirror his character. They are not flashy but have a lovely composure and intensity.

Vincent explains that 2019’s mild winter caused some premature budburst in the vineyards and many of the young shoots succumbed to an April frost. However, the fruit that did manage to set ripened into beautiful berries thanks to some record-breaking summer sunshine: Vincent notes that between April and September, the region enjoyed 1,482 hours of sunlight compared to a yearly average of 1,300 hours. This allowed the grapes to achieve perfect phenolic ripeness with harvest starting on 8th September under a beautiful autumn sun. In the winery, vinification was straightforward. The reds have a small percentage of whole bunch fermented fruit which adds complexity and structure to these silky wines. Vincent is also very pleased with his whites which show wonderful concentration and vibrant acidity so typical of their limestone terroirs.

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  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

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  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

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  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.