Direct from the Domaine. A Terrific Range of Grand Crus from Top Vintages at less than the Current Release! Act quickly, this is almost too good to be true!
20-25% Pre Arrival Discount Ends midnight 24 March 2015
Domaine Gaston and Pierre Ravaut is a family winery. They are located in Ladoix-Serrigny at the junction of the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits, at the foot of the famous hill of Corton. Over six generations have seen this domain gradually develop around the small hamlet of Buisson. The vineyard holdings total just over 16 hectares and production is 80,000 bottles a year, of which 50% is sold in France. The domaine has holdings in the Grand Crus Corton Bressandes, Corton Hautes Mourottes and Corton-Charlemagne and some lovely Premier Crus in Ladoix-Serrigny that taste like mini Cortons.
Like many producers in the Cote de Beaune recent vintages have been difficult and small. Hail has decimated the vineyards and yields have been well below normal.
It is very bad news for many producers. Fortunately, Ravaut have some reserve stocks to draw upon and we are delighted to be able to offer these wines to our clients. The selection features Grand Crus from 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2006 - all for an Absolute Song! Less than the Current Vintage!
Not that long ago a group of wine lovers tasted the range of back vintage Corton Grand Crus which the domaine had airfreighted to us. I was very impressed with the freshness and quality across the board. There was a consistent style amongst the wines - Hautes Mourottes more elegant, Bressandes more powerful. Both are classic Corton with serious minerality and fine, ageworthy tannins.
What was surprising was how well some of the less famous vintages fared. The Hautes Mourottes was exceptional in 2006 and 2003 (this wine was a killer!). Bressandes fired in 2006 and 2002. And of course there were the pair of 1999's.
And all of the wines are available at prices that are less than the current vintage!
We have priced the wine to sell quickly. So instead of our usual 15% Pre Arrival Discount we offer 20%. If you buy an unbroken case of a particular wine we'll increase the discount to 25%! But only until midnight Tuesday 24 March 2015. Everyone is a winner!
You can buy 1999 Corton Bressandes or Hautes Mourottes Grand Crus for just $149.96 a Bottle by the Case! Or the 2002 Hautes Mourottes for a mere $117.71 a bottle by the Case! That's less than may current Premier Crus! And these wines have been cellared at the domaine for a decade or more so they are very fresh.
To view the wines, read my tasting notes, and order on line click here. To take advantage of the special unbroken case discount of 25% please telephone or email.
You can read more about Domaine Gaston and Pierre Ravaut here.
Send email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org or order by telephone to (03) 9326 5737. Don't wait too long. Quantities are limited.