Domaine Ravaut wines
VARIETIES OF GRAPES USED
We adapt each grape variety to the type of soil based on very precise analytical criteria (composition, pH …). Even if several grape varieties are used in Burgundy, Côte d’Or is the region of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
- Pinot Noir produces 95% of the estate winery’s red wines. A remarkable grape variety with finesse and elegance, it expresses all of the originality of our terroirs.
- Chardonnay produces 65% of the estate winery’s white wines: it also emphasizes the nuances of the soil producing dry and harmonious wines with notes of citrus fruits, fresh fruit and flowers.
- Gamay is vinified with Pinot Noir to create Coteaux Bourguignons (formerly known as Bourgogne Passetoutgrain).
- Aligoté produces light, fresh and pleasant white wines for drinking young. It is the only grape variety that is used as a regional label.
2011 is generally, throughout the entire line of red wines, a vintage to be aged (between 5 and 10 years). The Pinot Noir expresses all of its finesse and power in a rather classical and well-balanced style.
2012 enjoyed more mild weather: the grapes were more sugary which gave rise to tender and deep wines. To be served within 5 years.
2013 gave us some great well-balanced and fruity white wines. The red wines were tender, very “fresh fruity” with a good yet non-aggressive tannic structure. A vintage that expresses all of the pureness of the Pinot Noir. To be aged for at least 5 years.