- Domaine Rapet Père et Fils
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2035
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, December 2021
Striking purple colour, with a flamboyant nose of spice and blackberry crumble. This is a very composed example of Pinot Noir; it has an earthy structure and darker red fruit flavours of loganberry and a touch of blueberry. Bright and pure, with a gentle sweet fruit finish.
Matthew Jukes, January 2022,
This is a bright, accurate and non-nonsense Beaune, and it literally does what it says on the tin. Smooth, pure, clean and cherry-like, this is a lovely wine, and it will please all-comers.
Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
Glowing red in colour. This has noticeably more stuffing than the Clos du Roi and though the raspberry has a luxurious, indeed lush quality, it is not at all cooked and it works very well. The structure behind, tannins, have ripened properly, this is a fine example.
Domaine Rapet Père et Fils
Domaine Rapet Pere et Fils can trace its history back as far as 1765. The Estate comprises 18 hectares of vines in the villages of Pernand-Vergelesses, Savigny les Beaune, Aloxe Corton and Beaune. Located between Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, the Pernand Vergelesses vineyard, tucked away in the green surroundings of a quiet valley, begins at the foot of Corton hill. It is the only vineyard to offer the whole range of vintages, in both white and red wines. Ageing of both red and white wines occurs in oak barrels (30% new for white and 20% new for red). All winery processes are undertaken to minimise the handling of the grapes.
The viticultural capital of Burgundy, Beaune was the headquarters to the Duchy in the 13th century and is now home to many winemakers and négociants. The appellation of Beaune includes both reds and white wines, though the quantity of red is significantly greater. The soils are predominantly sandier than either those to the north in Aloxe Corton or those to the south in Volnay or Pommard, producing wines that are supple and early drinking in nature. Similar to other surrounding Côte de Beaune appellations, there are no grand crus, but it does offer 42 premier cru sites, some of which are exceptional. These include Les Grèves, Les Teurons and Les Vignes Franches.