Domaine Gérard Raphet
2017 Pinot Noir
Burgundy, France, $31.99
“Raphet wines 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 seduction of these limited and highly sought-after wines. Raphet Burgundy is handmade from field to bottle, with a rhythm and method that hasn’t changed in more than four generations. Pinot Noir vines at the estate are on average very old, with many surpassing 100 years. North Berkeley Imports selects individual barrels of wine to import exclusively under our own label, “Cuvée Unique.” These wines, unlike the estate’s regular wines, are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Aromas of autumn leaves, cinnamon, cloves, red berries. Flavors of pomegranate jam, blood oranges, red cherries.” Winery Notes.