Collection: Domaine Spotlight: Domaine Rapet Pére & Fils

Domaine Rapet Père et Fils is an old winemaking family that can trace its roots in Pernand-Vergelesses back to 1765, thanks to the testimonial of a “tastevin” (a wine tasting cup traditionally carried by a sommelier) stamped with the year and the family name.

The estate today comprises 20 hectares of land in the villages of Pernand-Vergelesses, Beaune, Savigny-Les-Beaune, Chorey-Les-Beaune, and Aloxe-Corton.

Both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are planted in the various vineyards, which include parcels in three Grands Crus: Corton-Charlemagne (white wine), Corton (red wine), and Corton Pougets (red wine), all situated on the slope of the Corton hill, as well as nine Premier Cru plots.

Vincent Rapet and his wife Sylvette oversee the estate, and Vincent is known for his attention to detail and classic winemaking style. His whites are whole cluster pressed, fermented in barrels (about 20% new oak), and aged in 350-liter barrels; while the reds see an average 15-day maceration period followed by maturation in 228-liter oak barriques (around 30% new wood).
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  • Domaine Rapet Pére & Fils Bourgogne Blanc 2017
    $22.00
    White wine. Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Chardonnay. "The 2017 Bourgogne Blanc from Domaine Rapet is a very strong example of its level, with superb mineral drive that is not always part of the equation at this level. The complex and vibrant bouquet offers up scents of lemon, apple, chalky minerality, a touch of paraffin, dried flowers and a whisper of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and focused, with an excellent core, lovely soil signature, zesty acids and impressive length and grip on the finish. Fine juice." — 89 Points, John Gilman, View From the Cellar #85 (January/February 2020)
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  • Domaine Rapet Chorey-Les-Beaune Vieilles Vignes 2017
    $33.00
    Red wine. Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Pinot Noir. From vines that are over 50 years old, on average. "The 2017 Chorey-lès-Beaune Vieilles Vignes is a success, offering up attractive aromas of wood smoke and earthy blackberry fruit. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, supple and open-knit, with melting tannins and a giving personality. It's an unusually charming interpretation of Chorey." — 87 Points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (January 2019)
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  • Domaine Rapet Pére & Fils Bourgogne En Bully 2017
    $23.00

    Red wine. Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Pinot Noir. The estate's Bourgogne rouge is grown at an altitude of 350 meters on the slope facing les Hautes-Côtes on the locality named La Grande Corvée de Bully. The soil here is marly with a shallow top-layer. The result is a red wine with a deep garnet hue whose bouquet reveals notes of cherry and raspberry. This is an ample and generous wine whose silky tannins ensuring a velvety character that persists on the palate. Excellent with leg of lamb or a nice cut of beef.

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  • Domaine Rapet Pére & Fils Savigny-Les-Beaune 2017
    $35.00

    Red wine. Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Pinot Noir. From a parcel that is over 50 years old characterized by a deep and ferruginous ground. The wines are intensely colored, elegant, quite powerful, marked by dominant aromas and flavors of Morello cherries, black currant, and raspberry, then subsequently developing notes of undergrowth after a few years in the cellar. A delicate wine with discreet tannins that pairs well with red or white meat as well as game birds.

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  • Burgundy 4-Pack: Domaine Rapet Pére & Fils
    $145.00
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  • Domaine Rapet Pére & Fils Pernand 1er Cru 'Ile des Vergelesses' 2015
    $65.00

    Red wine. Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Pinot Noir. A great Burgundy red wine from the Pernand-Vergelesses commune. This terroir, situated between that of Vergelesses de Savigny and those of Pernand, is bordered by two pathroads above and below. It thus virtually forms an "island" halfway up this slope composed of limestone as well as ferruginous soil. The location is perfect with enough soil to produce great red wines on a slope just gentle enough to drain the ground preventing the noble grapes from rotting. The wines, perfect for cellaring, are remarkable for their tenderness, finesse and elegance. They have sufficient body to age for at least ten years. Its great subtlety and femininity distinguishes it from other wines, and it is appreciated for being lively, cheerful and smooth. A perfect accompaniment to beef tenderloin, veal, lamb shoulder, duck, or cheese.

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  • Domaine Rapet Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc "Les Combottes" 2017
    $41.00
    White wine. Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Chardonnay. "The 2017 les Combottes from Vincent Rapet is a really stylish example of the vintage, offering up a precise and beautifully floral bouquet of apple, pear, fruit blossoms, chalky soil tones, a discreet foundation of vanillin oak, beeswax and a hint of acacia blossom in the upper register. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and beautifully soil-driven, with a lovely core of pure fruit, bright, zesty acids and excellent length and grip on the nascently complex finish. This is a very good bottle in the making, that today, is just a touch reserved (though very easy to drink with a bit of decanting), but which should be hitting on all cylinders with just a year or two in the cellar." — 90 Points, John Gilman, View From the Cellar #85 (January/February 2020)
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  • Domaine Rapet Pére & Fils Pernand Blanc 1er Cru 'Sous Fretille' 2017
    $60.00
    White wine. Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Chardonnay. "From one hectare of vines planted in the 1960s, the 2017 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Frétille is the insider's choice chez Rapet, and a wine I purchased for my own cellar. Offering up aromas of ripe citrus fruit, acacia honey, wet stones and crisp yellow apple, the wine is medium to full-bodied, layered and beautifully precise, with superb energy, good concentration and a long, mineral finish. Though it isn't as structured or muscular as the Corton-Charlemagne, it nips at its heels." — 93 Points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (January 2019)
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