Discover the Domaine Gaston et Pierre Ravaut
Thus, the estate winery has gradually developed over six generations around a small hamlet in Buisson.
With just a few plots in the beginning, the estate now extends over a surface area of 45 acres and produces some 80,000 bottles per year which is still, despite everything, a very low yield…
We invite you to discover our prestigious labels such as Corton and Corton-Charlemagne; our classiest red wines like Aloxe-Corton and Aloxe-Corton 1st cru; our surprising fruitier and airier Ladoix reds and whites and, finally, the classical regional labels: Coteaux Bourguignons, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Chardonnay.
Burgundy’s vineyards are different from other French vineyards because of the extreme divisions which are the result of the depression of the Bresse basin 150 million years ago and the birth of the Alpine mountain chain.
Walking along the slopes of the Corton Mountain, you realize that each plot of land – sometimes even surrounded by a stone wall – rarely exceeds 2.5 acres. If you walk through the plots a bit more, you can see how the land gradually changes colour and consistency with more rocks.
Each one of its particular features offers the vines and, thus, the wines unique flavour inherent to the land where they have been grown.
To illustrate this notion of terroir, all you have to do is try two different wines from two different vines situated exactly at the same altitude on the mountain side yet simply separated by a small dirt path: the difference between these wines will be so marked that it could distinguish a village label of a premier cru. This gives meaning to the idea of a regional label in Burgundy and is why the role of the land becomes so important.
At Domaine Gaston et Pierre Ravaut, we know each plot is uniquely important and has its own identity.