This Aligoté is the only white wine of Gérard Raphet's shining red career. Our winemaker dedicates himself with amusement to the vinification of the Aligoté, impressing also on this product his tension towards elegance, keeping faith with a traditional approach of the grape transformation protocols. We are sure that if he had the opportunity, Gérard would also devote himself to the differentiation of the parcels of Bourgogne Aligotè as he does up to the exasperation for his AOC in red.
We'll see. Let us be satisfied - so to speak - with a classic expression of Aligoté, pleasant and youthful, with very strong floral-vegetable tones, which also approach the taste with the same energy, made even more lively by sparkling citrus and slightly salty tones, with a closes graceful and captivating executive purity. A jolly wine, at the inviting price at which it is offered, to be kept at home or in the restaurant, for daily drinking but also to amaze with the originality of the proposal of a grape variety not as prominent as Chardonnay or Pinot Noir.
In July 2018, Neal Martin highlights the domaine on his latest report on the Cote de Nuit stating: "I absolutely loved the two latest vintages of Clos de Vougeot, so much that I was compelled to mention Raphet here and make a vow to visit the domaine on my next visit to Burgundy".
About the Wine Maker
They call him ‘The Silent Man from Morey Saint Denis’. Gerard speaks through his wines, which are super elegant, almost weightless wines with a lot of depth. The number of Grand Crus owned by this estate is unprecedented, and some of Raphet's vineyards have vines over 100 years old. Is there already a Raphet on your bucket list?