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Domaine Rapet Les Belles Filles Pernand-Vergelesses, 2019

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Charmingly supple and fruity Pinot Noir

Medium-bodied, perfumed with silky tannins and a red fruit profile. Red cherries, raspberries and redcurrants complimented with notes of orange rind, violets and rose petals. Some vanilla and smoke from oak ageing as well as that signature Pinot Noir earthy spiciness and an elegant finish.

  • 91pts Jasper Morris, October 2020
  • 89pts Robert Parker, January 2021
  • 100% Pinot Noir

Cellaring: 2022-2040

Food Pairing: Sautéed veal, braised lamb shank or a chicken fricassee with mushrooms

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

The Domain Rapet estate is located across a number of sites between Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. As is common to Burgundy, this is a family run winery with generations of experience. This particular expression of Pinot Noir comes from their site in the village of Pernand-Vergelesses located at the foot of the prestigious hill of Corton. To the untrained eye, this is a rather unassuming and non-descript outcrop but here we are in the spiritual home of Pinot Noir.
As a measure of their mastery, they are the only producers in the area working with both reds and whites. With multiple sites containing a number of Grand Cru and Premier Cru plots, as well as a commitment to biodiversity and sustainable viticulture, here we have the archetypal Burgundian winery with a modern twist.

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