Domaine Gerard Raphet

Morey-St-Denis

 

Gerard Raphet took over the domaine from his father in 2002 and since then he has tightened up the yields and and increased the percentage of new oak. Gerard is a 4th generation Raphet who utilises traditonal methods of vinification with everything in the vineyard undertaken manually.

 

The domaine has 12 hectares of vineyards around the village of Morey-St-Denis. There are 14 crus vinified including five grand crus and three premier crus. Gerard strives for healthy soils to produce quality fruit to meet the quality he demands in his wines. He is less concerned with extraction of colour in preference to freshness, elegance and finesse. He ages his wines for 18 months but renews only 15% of oak each year, and hand bottles all the wines without filtration.

 

The result is wines that are appreciated by those familiar with lighter colour belying the power of the pure, red fruit characters, earthy and spicey flavours of classic Burgundian pinot noir. 

 

  • Chambertin Clos de Beze

  • Clos de Vougeot

  • Gevrey-Chambertin 'Combettes'

  • Gevrey-Chambertin Village

  • Clos de la Roche

  • Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St-Jacques

  • Morey-St-Denis Les Millandes

  • Morey-St-Denis Village

  • Charmes-Chambertin

  • Bourgogne Rouge