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Gerard Raphet, 'Vieilles Vignes' Morey Saint Denis 2022
France / Red

Gerard Raphet, 'Vieilles Vignes' Morey Saint Denis 2022

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

This domaine is a favorite of ours because it flies just under the radar – it hides in plain sight - not as famous as some other growers, but their collection of vineyards such as Clos de Beze, Clos de la Roche, and Lavaux St. Jacques is as serious as it gets, and with many older vine parcels in each.  Gérard took over from his father Jean, and his daughter Marion now works alongside him and will take over the winery in a few years. The wines are soulful and can be describe as “Burgundy lover’s Burgundy” with delicate color and fruit that intermingles with the sense of earth in each sip. Harvest is done by hand, and grapes are fermented on indigenous yeasts in tank and then aged for some 18 months in mostly older French oak barrels.

A selection of older-vine fruit from ‘Clos des Ormes’ plus declassified fruit from premier cru ‘Millandes’ in Morey-Saint-Denis. 

Aromas of summer berries, warm earth, baking spices. Medium-bodied tannins; good concentration but never heavy. Red plums, black cherries, chocolate dust.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Morey Saint Denis
Region
Burgundy
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Limestone and Clay
Winemaking
Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in tank. Aged in older French oak barrels (15% new) for 18 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.