2019 Vintage Burgundy Tasting Featuring the wines of Rapet and Glantenay

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 07:30 PM

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"Drinking is a very demanding profession and I can't hold down two jobs at once"

Morgan Freidman

We would like to remind our "Wine Drinking People" that everyday above ground is reason to celebrate as you never know when your last day is…. don’t save that special bottle make it a special occasion tonight and drink it!!

We have invested heavily in the 2019 vintage from Burgundy and it’s time to start to put a little work in and host a few tastings to sample the goods.  The 2020 vintage is very short from Burgundy and 2021 is even smaller so stock up on 2018 and 2019, they are both outstanding vintages.

The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $225 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

 

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2019 VINTAGE BURGUNDY TASTING FEATURING THE WINES OF RAPET AND GLANTENAY
Friday, February 10, 2023
7:30 PM

2019 DOMAINE BERNARD & THIERRY GLANTENAY BOURGOGNE ROUGE
2019 DOMAINE BERNARD & THIERRY GLANTENAY VOLNAY PREMIER CRU FRANCE
2019 DOMAINE BERNARD & THIERRY GLANTENAY LES BROUILLARDS VOLNAY PREMIER CRU FRANCE
2019 DOMAINE BERNARD THIERRY GLANTENAY POMMARD RIOTTES COTE DE BEAUNE FRANCE
2019 DOMAINE BERNARD & THIERRY GLANTENAY LES SAUSSILLES POMMARD PREMIER CRU FRANCE
2019 DOMAINE RAPET PERE ET FILS AUX FOURNEAUX SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE PREMIER CRU FRANCE
2019 DOMAINE RAPET PERNAND VERGELESSES ROUGE LES BELLES FILLES
2019 DOMAINE RAPET BEAUNE CLOS DU ROI PREMIER CRU
2019 DOMAINE RAPET CORTON GRAND CRU
2019 DOMAINE RAPET BOURGOGNE BLANC
2019 DOMAINE RAPET PERNAND VERGELESSES BLANC LES COMBOTTES
2019 DOMAINE RAPET CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU

Menu
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Vichyssoise
Foie Gras Torchon
Deconstructed Coq Au Vin
Epoisses and Cherry Tart

The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $225 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  Please let us know when you make your reservation if you have any dietary restrictions and Chef Toni will be happy to accommodate you.

A bit about the wines on the table this evening. 
Domaine Rapet Bourgogne Blanc 2019 - Westchester Wine Warehouse
2019 DOMAINE RAPET BOURGOGNE BLANC
Price: $29.50     Your Price: $25.96          Quantity in Stock: 24

A great Burgundy white wine from the Pernand-Vergelesses commune. The grape variety used is Chardonnay. The vines are newly planted, dating from the early 2000's, on new parcels facing south-west, quite difficult to cultivate because of the very steep slope.

2019 DOMAINE RAPET PERNAND VERGELESSES BLANC LES COMBOTTES
Price: $55.50     Your Price: $48.84
The name "Combottes" is a diminutive of "combe", coomb, which refers to the valley-like character of this parcel.

White wine vinification : we bring in the grapes in small crates to keep them intact. The pressing is carried out with a pneumatic press which is less damaging to the grapes. The whole grapes are placed in the press and the pressing lasts for two hours. After 24 hours' settling at low temperatures, the grape juice is transferred into barrels to ferment, the proportion of new barrels being 30 %. Ageing on lees with stirring lasts until July and the wine is bottled after 12 months of ageing.

The hillside is situated in the "climat"* "Les plantes des champs et combottes" and faces south-west extending from the village; the soil here is white, marly and fairly light. The rows are short with ditches in between to limit erosion.

Le Pernand – Vergelesses "Les Combottes" is an eye-catcher because of it's beautiful colour with a golden tint. It is fresh, lively and elegant and has a delicate bouquet of fresh fruit developing spicy notes with hints of honey and gun-flint when mature. This wine is at it's best between 3 and 5 years. Served at 12°C, it accompanies an elegant starter, a mellow goat cheese in aumônière-purse, stewed langoustine, gambas, fine fish and bleu de Bresse-cheese.

* The term "climat" constitutes the Burgundy definition of "Terroir", in other words the specific geological and climatic conditions found on a defined plot of land.

2019 DOMAINE RAPET CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU
List Price: $190.00          Your Price: $167.20              Quantity in Stock: 23
Great white wine of BURGUNDY located in the town of Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton. The grape variety is Chardonnay. Our vineyard in Corton-Charlemagne is made up of plantations of several different years, aged more than 50 years to about ten years. Regular planting combines the power of old vines with the finesse of young plants.
The Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne carries historical memories. Corton is a compound meaning "the court of Otto". The cortis type designating the enclosure, the farmyard in medieval Latin has become the equivalent of the Gallo-Roman villa to designate an estate whose owner originally belonged to the Frankish aristocracy.
Charlemagne's name is linked to a famous donation. The church of Aloxe dedicated to Saint Medard was placed under the patronage of the collegiate church of Saulieu to which Charlemagne gave vines in 775.
Vinification in white: we bring the grapes in small boxes to keep them intact, the pressing is carried out with a pneumatic press more respectful of the grapes. The whole grapes are placed in the press and pressing lasts two hours. After settling for 24 hours at low temperatures, the grape juice is placed in barrels for fermentation, the proportion of new barrels is 30%. The ageing on lees with batonnage lasts until July, bottling is carried out after 12 months of ageing.
This south-west-facing Grand Cru is located on silico-limestone marls in a very steep slope. These shallow soils, consisting of friable rocks, are quite light, poor and very stony.
The Corton-Charlemagne have the character of the terroir, flint, due to the situation on the rock. The wines are heady and full-bodied with a beautiful golden reflection. The fullness of this lord is reached after 5 to 10 years of cellar, he then reveals his aromatic richness of honey, roasted almonds with exquisite mineral touches.

2019 DOMAINE RAPET PERE ET FILS AUX FOURNEAUX SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE PREMIER CRU FRANCE
Price: $45.00     Your Price: $39.60          Quantity in Stock: 24
A great Burgundy red wine from the Savigny-les-Beaune commune. The grape variety used is Pinot Noir. This parcel is more than 50 years old. The name "Aux Fournaux" refers to the coal kilns of which remains have been found.

Red wine vinification : We aim to obtain fruity wines, rich in blended tannins, which is the mark of well ripened grapes. We bring in the grapes in small crates for careful sorting in the winery; a conveyor belt is used for filling the tanks in order to respect the grapes. The fermentation lasts 15 days with pigeages, punching down of the cap, allowing the wine to soak up the richness and the colour from the grape-skins before pressing. Ageing takes place in barrels of which 30 % are new. Racking by the means of a bellow eliminates the need for a pump. All these precautions limit handling of the grapes and the wine as much as possible, thus preserving all the richness.

The importance of this commune resides in the size of it's surface and the number of renowned climats*. Our Savigny-les-Beaune comes from the "les Fournaux" climat*, characterized by a deep and ferruginous ground. The wines are coloured, elegant, quite powerful, marked by a dominant of Morello cherries, black currant, raspberry, then subsequently developing notes of undergrowth after some years. Savigny-les-Beaune is delicate with discreet tannins.

The premier cru comes from the upper part of this big parcel, the soil is poorer and less humid than the bottom part of the slope, classified village, the tannins are finer and they develop a longer presence in the mouth.

Served at 15°C, it suits red or white meat as well as game birds.

* The term "climat" constitutes the Burgundy definition of “Terroir”, in other words the specific geological and climatic conditions found on a defined plot of land.

2019 DOMAINE RAPET PERNAND VERGELESSES ROUGE LES BELLES FILLES
List Price: $49.00            Your Price: $43.12
The Pernand-Vergelesses vineyard nestles in a green and peaceful valley between Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, at the foot of the Corton hill.

The name of the "climat" * "Bois Noël et Belles Filles" refers, poetically speaking, to a certain locality where the young women joyfully went for romantic dates.

It is the only area producing an equal amount of red and white wines, representing the whole palette of crus, warmly welcoming tourists and wine lovers, who will be enchanted by this wonderful place.

Red wine vinification : We aim to obtain fruity wines, rich in blended tannins, which is the mark of well ripened grapes. We bring in the grapes in small crates for careful sorting in the winery; a conveyor belt is used for filling the tanks in order to respect the grapes. The fermentation lasts 15 days with pigeages, punching down of the cap, allowing the wine to soak up the richness and the colour from the grape-skins before pressing. Ageing takes place in barrels of which 20 % are new. Racking by the means of a bellow eliminates the need for a pump. All these precautions limit handling of the grapes and the wine as much as possible, thus preserving all the richness.

Pernand - Vergelesses : This "climat"*, well-exposed facing east, is situated across from the village of Pernand.

The slope is quite steep and erosion is limited by limestone banks. The soil takes on a red colour due to the ferruginous clay present in the ground.

This is the birthplace of the supple and fruity red wines, gems of the Côte de Beaune.

Their aromas are fresh (black and red currant), round and fruity with a touch of mineral, so typical of our coteaux. The Pernand can be served after 3 years. The ideal serving temperature is around 15°C. It goes well with beef tenderloin, veal sauté, lamb shoulder "laquée, duck fricassée façon coq or with a selection of delicious cheeses.

* The term "climat" constitutes the Burgundy definition of "Terroir", in other words the specific geological and climatic conditions found on a defined plot of land.

2019 DOMAINE RAPET BEAUNE CLOS DU ROI PREMIER CRU
Price: $78.00     Your Price: $68.64
Great red wine of Burgundy, located in the commune of Beaune. The grape variety is Pinot Noir. The vines were replanted after the great frost of winter 1985.
Vinification in red: we are looking for fruity and rich wines with melted tannins as well ripe grapes know how to give. We bring the grapes in small boxes, in order to carry out a meticulous sorting at the winery, a carpet allows us to fill the vats respecting the grapes. The fermentation takes place for 15 days with punching down so that the richness and color of the skin are transmitted to the wine before pressing. Ageing takes place in barrels, 20% of which are in new barrels. Racking with a bellows eliminates the use of the pump. All these precautions make it possible to limit as much as possible the handling of grapes and wine in order to preserve all their richness.
Located north of the town of Beaune, this climate of low slope, is characterized by a stony, sandy and very filtering soil. Always very early and ripe, these beautiful grapes give us a wine of incomparable fruitines, accompanied by very sweet tannins. It is fine, tender and dense at the same time, with very expressive red fruit aromas. This climate is a former property of the Dukes of Burgundy, annexed by King Louis XI after the death of Charles the Bold.

2019 DOMAINE RAPET CORTON GRAND CRU
Price: $135.00   Your Price: $118.80        Quantity in Stock: 23
(94 Points) The 2019 Corton Grand Cru has also turned out very well, exhibiting aromas of red berries, spices, forest floor and orange oil. Full-bodied, layered and perfumed, with fine concentration, powdery tannins and lively acids, it's elegantly muscular in profile, concluding with a long, sapid finish. As I've written before, this comes from Les Meix and Les Chaumes, lieux-dits below Pougets and just above the village of Aloxe-Corton.    Robert Parker Wine Advocate

2019 DOMAINE BERNARD & THIERRY GLANTENAY BOURGOGNE ROUGE
Price: $49.50     Your Price: $43.56          Quantity in Stock: 23
(88 Points) The 2019 Bourgogne Rouge delivers inviting aromas of cassis, sweet berries, spices and orange rind, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy palate that's lively and sapid. After the rich, gourmand 2018, the 2019 is a touch more nuanced and dynamic, but this is always a dependable cuvée. --William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

2019 DOMAINE BERNARD & THIERRY GLANTENAY VOLNAY PREMIER CRU FRANCE
Price: $108.00   Your Price: $95.04          Quantity in Stock: 23

2019 DOMAINE BERNARD & THIERRY GLANTENAY LES BROUILLARDS VOLNAY PREMIER CRU FRANCE
Price: $111.00   Your Price: $97.68
(91-93 Points) Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Pinot Noir. "The 2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Brouillards is showing very well, bursting with notes of smoky berry fruit, plums and spices. Medium to full-bodied, gourmand and enveloping, with fine tannins and lively acids, it's a touch more dynamic than the similarly sensual 2018 rendition." — William Kelley, Wine Advocate (January 2021)

2019 DOMAINE BERNARD THIERRY GLANTENAY POMMARD RIOTTES COTE DE BEAUNE FRANCE
Price: $97.50     Your Price: $85.80          Quantity in Stock: 11

2019 DOMAINE BERNARD & THIERRY GLANTENAY LES SAUSSILLES POMMARD PREMIER CRU FRANCE
Price: $145.00   Your Price: $127.60        Quantity in Stock: 11
(93+ )eaune, Burgundy, France. Sustainable. 100% Pinot Noir. "Revisited in bottle, Glantenay's 2019 Pommard 1er Cru Les Saussilles wafts from the glass with notes of sweet berry fruit and plums mingled with warm spices and peonies. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and elegant, with fine depth at the core, lively acids and a long, saline finish, it's already very charming, though this is reliably a site that takes some time to show its cards." —William Kelley, Wine Advocate (January 2021)

 

2019 Vintage Report from Burgundy:

By Jancis Robinson

Louis-Michel Liger-Belair of Vosne-Romanée, who sees 2019 as ‘like 2009 but with better acidity’, remarked that they usually make their allocations in March and in previous years have been swamped by emails and calls from potential purchasers anxiously enquiring how many bottles they should expect. This year that didn’t happen. And the fact that Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair used to sell 40% of its wine to restaurants, now shuttered or shattered, has also forced a change in the way it sells its burgundies, costing up to £4,500 a bottle. ‘We’ve moved from collectors in their seventies to thirty- to forty-year-olds who have a wine fridge and buy only here and there. DTC [direct to consumer] is so much more important now, and our sales network could be global. We were already working on it but COVID has pushed us to accelerate that programme.’

The well-travelled Liger-Belair is already selling more proactively than most of his peers. The wine that he had deliberately kept back to see in the important shop window that is a top restaurant’s wine list, he is releasing to restaurants straight from his cellar as mature bottles, with perfect provenance, in threes or sixes. In order to discourage them from reselling the bottles on the open market, the restaurants have to send back the corks in order to get replacements. The scheme is so far confined to France but Liger-Belair may extend it.

He is currently offering his 2012s to restaurant customers – not exactly fully mature but at least more evolved than most burgundies you find on restaurant wine lists, even in Burgundy itself. Alex Moreau of Domaine Bernard Moreau in Chassagne bemoaned to me the fact that ‘people don’t know what mature burgundy tastes like nowadays. You go to restaurants in Beaune and there is just 2016 and 2017 on the wine lists.’

But what is 2019, the vintage that will be offered soon, like? I loved most of the wines I tasted – but then I tasted almost exclusively at the best addresses. The wines were charming, full of fruit yet with great energy too. A warm 2019/2020 winter possibly hastened the development of the 2019s languishing in barrels in the cellars of the Côte d’Or. They are the product of a particularly hot summer – even hotter than 2020, even if not as dry and not as early-picked – so it’s a bit of a mystery how they seem to have hung on to the acid levels which usually plummet in the heat.

When I discussed 2019 with the talented micro-négociant Benjamin Leroux he asked rhetorically, ‘why did they keep their freshness, especially the whites, that seemed to cope with the heat super-well. For the moment I have no idea.’ The general theory is that everything, including acidity, was concentrated in the distinctly non-juicy grapes that characterised 2019.

His whites were exceptionally successful and if I absolutely had to say which colour I favoured in 2019 on the basis of all the wines I have tasted so far, I would probably say – extremely reluctantly – white, whose yields were generally much lower than the reds, often shrunk by frost. But Meursault classicist and white-wine specialist Jean-Marc Roulot confessed he was no great fan of the 2019s, which he likened to 1990s – ‘too rich’.

On the other hand, his great friend and neighbour Dominique Lafon seemed delighted by how approachable the 2019s are and caricatured British burgundy lovers who always seem deeply suspicious of any young wine that tastes good. And it’s true that some 2019 reds will strike some palates as too sweet.

This may well not be the longest-lived vintage – but then, as Moreau pointed out, demand means that burgundy is being drunk younger and younger anyway. No one I spoke to thought that the 2019s would close down and go through the sullen phase that can bedevil some vintages.

More good news. As Freddy Mugnier of Chambolle-Musigny observed happily, ‘we’ve eliminated mediocre wine – the average quality is so much higher than it used to be’. I would concur, and I would also suggest that the biggest improvement has been at the bottom end of the quality and price range. I lost count of the delicious 2019s carrying the lowly Bourgogne appellation that I tasted, and these seemed so much better value than the grands crus that demand three- or even four-figure sums per bottle and many a long year of ageing.

 

Read More at:
2019 burgundy – what to buy | JancisRobinson.com

 

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