Direct from the Domaine. A Terrific Range of Grand Crus from Top Vintages at exceptyional prices! Act quickly, this is almost too good to be true!
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 small. This was 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!
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 - perhaps the greatest Red Burgundy vintage of our lifetime!
And all of the wines are available at prices that are ridiculously cheap.
All wines are available at our usual 15% Pre Arrival Discount.
You can buy Grand Cru Corton from the legendary 1999 vintage (many consider it the best vintage of the last 50+ years) for just $169.95!
To view the wines, read my tasting notes, and order on line click here.
You can read more about Domaine Gaston and Pierre Ravaut here.
Read more about the award-winning 2013's here and 2014's here. The 2013 scored equal with DRC's Corton in Decanter's 2013 Burgundy tasting. The 2014 topped Bourgogne Aujoud'hui's 2014 Corton tasting! Ravaut is really firing!
Order on line, send email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org or order by telephone to (03) 9326 5737. Don't wait too long. Quantities are limited. The wines are just about to leave France.