Located between Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, in Pernand Vergelesses, Burgundy, Domaine Rapet develop great wines located around the prestigious hill of Corton.
The Estate comprises 20 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 vine yard, tucked away in the green surroundings of a quiet valley, begins at the foot of Corton hill. It’s the only vineyard to offer the whole range of vintages, in both white and red wines.
With the exception of Burgundy aligoté, they use Chardonnay grapes to make the white wines. They bring back the grapes in small boxes to keep them intact, pressing being carried out with a pneumatic press that causes less damage to the grapes.The whole grapes are placed in the press and pressing lasts for three hours. After 24 hours racking at low temperature, the grape juice is placed in barrels to ferment, the proportion of new barrels being 30%. Ageing on the lees and stirring lasts until July, bottling is carried out after 12 months ageing.
They use Pinot Noir grapes for all the red wines. They look to make rich fruity wines, with a blend of tannins, typical of well-ripened grapes. They bring back the grapes in small boxes, a sorting table and conveyor enabling them to fill the tanks without damaging the grapes. Fermentation takes 15 days and the grapes are punched down so that the rich colour of the skin is transmitted to the wine before pressing. Ageing is in barrels, 20% of which are new. Drawing off the wine with bellows means that there is no need to use a pump. All these precautions enable them to limit handling of the grapes and wine as much as possible, in order to preserve all its riches.
REGION OF PRODUCTION
Beaune, Pernand Vergelesses
Temperate climate with continental tendency
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
AGES OF VINES
BEHIND THE WINES
After Robert, Roland , and now Vincent and Sylvette are hard at work managing the estate.The Estate comprises 20 hectares of vines in the villages of Pernand -Vergelesses, Savigny les Beaune, Aloxe Corton and Beaune.