Domaine Rapet Corton Pougets Grand Cru 2010
This is a powerful, full bodied wine from a very old Burgundian winery
The Rapet Estate is extreamly old, being founded in1765 by a wine taster of the same name, and their land streteches to all the nearby villages of the Pernard - Vergelesses, Savigny les Beaune, Aloxe Corton and Beaune. All their wines, both red and white, are oak aged in 30% new barrels which, combined with the soil they've been growing in, provides a very complex and mineral based structure.
This is a powerful, full bodied wine, garnet in colour. On the nose, it gives off aromas of spice, black currant and kirsch. However, given time to age, these sensations are replaced with much rounder smells, such as leather and undergrowth. Because of the age of the vines its sourced from, the taste is incredibly rich, showing notes of dark forest fruit and chocolate. There are a range of pairings you could have with this, with duck, game and cheese being some of the best matches. Ready to drink now, but could also be cellard for another 7 years, so to evolve into an ever more complex wine.
|Country Of Origin||France|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature|
|Food Pairing||Cheese, Duck, Game|