Vinous Reverie Notes
From its modest origins in the 1920’s, Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut has grown and flourished across six generations, and gained numerous awards. Brothers Vincent and Pierre currently own and work 40 acres in and around Ladoix-Serrigny, at the foot of the famous Corton Hill. A family business at heart, the Ravaut domaine takes pride in keeping traditions handed down from their great-grandfather. Grapes are hand-picked and hand-sorted, allowing only the best to go into wine production. Red grapes are fermented in vats for 10-15 days, with daily capping, then pressed, and the wine aged in 30-40% new-oak barrels. With such a small number of bottles produced every year, and most reserved for domestic consumption, these producers are a rare but affordable treat for anyone who wants to taste the best of France without breaking their budget. This Corton Les Bressandes Grand Cru is located mid-slope on gently sloping clay-limestone soils, rich in iron and potash. Tasting Note: Very ripe red fruits dominate (cherries, strawberries, raspberries) with aromas of violets.Its structure is powerful and the tannins present are well melted. A very smooth wine. Food Pairing: This wine can easily be paired with sweet and savory combinations (tagines, lacquered duck, etc.) but also with more elegant cheeses such as Citeaux cheese.