"Young red berry fruit, freshness, grippy tannins – open early or cellar for 5+ years"
Buyer for Burgundy
It was Gaston Ravaut, known as ‘the Uncle’, who started planting vines around the hill of Corton in the 1920s. Next he began making wine for family and locals in the village. By 1936, with a Gold from Paris, the family had gained quite a reputation. Today brothers Vincent and Pierre, the sixth generation, continue the work, with Pierre taking charge in the vineyard and Vincent in the cellar. This magnificent Grand Cru lies in the north of the Côte de Beaune, a small, mid-slope area with clay-limestone soils and one of very few in the district not to be ravaged by frost in 2016. Quality is very high, as you’ll taste in the pure, poised, red berry fruit of this young Burgundy, with gentle spice from a year in oak barriques. A keeper.