Domaine Gérard Raphet Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Cuvee Unique 2020
The wines of Gérard Raphet are a Burgundy lover’s Burgundy. While the wine’s color in the glass is a delicate ruby, aromas and flavors surprise with their forceful intensity. This contrast often catches the uninitiated off guard, yet it is part of the attraction and seduction of these limited and highly sought-after wines.
It’s easy to find the majority of the family’s vines in this grand cru, as Gerard’s father, Jean, had a stone marker set on the vineyard’s down-slope wall. Another family parcel upslope, with older vines, is located in lieu-dit ‘Les Grand Maupertuis.’