Domaine Roland Rapet
Vincent Rapet is the son of the famous Burgundian vigneron Roland Rapet. Roland has suffered a stroke but still is active in greeting visitors and although he has slowed in pace he is still as sharp as ever. Today Vincent is clearly in charge and the quality of the Domaine not only holds to what they had, but has improved with a combination of increased vine age and Vincent's careful approach. Rated *** by Robert Parker, he states "Roland...has run this serious estate for many years. The estate includes 31.3 acres of vines, with impressive holdings in Corton-Charlemagne and Corton. The Corton is...impressive, but is more elegant and stylish than the...muscular wines of some producers....Other good wines...include Pernand-Vergelesses. The Rapets have always believed in early bottling in order ot preserve the fruit in their wines. Therefore the red wines, which see 25% new oak, are bottled after 12 months, and the white wines, which see the same amount of new oak, are bottled after 9-10 months.".