Domaine Francois Raquillet Mercurey Rouge Vieilles Vignes

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FRRA-MERO-VV-2018
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FRRA-MERO-VV-2018-1-750-DP
1 x 750ml
£24.50
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FRRA-MERO-VV-2018-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£147.00
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  •   Burgundy, France
  •   Pinot Noir
  •   2018

As Burgundy becomes ever more expensive, thankfully Chalonnais winemakers in the south have risen to the challenge of fulfilling the need for more affordable, delicious wines. François Raquillet, an 11th generation grower in Mercurey, is widely recognised as the best producer in the village and one of the leaders in the region generally. He has 11 hectares of superbly sited, mostly old, vines and believes in low yields, mature (rather than super-ripe) fruit and a severe selection at the table de tri. The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley is certainly a fan, saying Francois “delivers generous, gourmand wines that are succulent and pleasure-bent but also possess levels of complexity and depth that distinguishes them from many of their peers.” Our tasting of his 2018s was a real pleasure (and not just because arriving in Mercurey the sun finally came out after two days of solid rain!). Both whites and reds here offered impressive texture, freshness and verve alongside fruit at once deep and crunchy and with a lithe spine of acidity, all promising further development. There is a lot of wine here for the money and whether beginning a collection or wishing to augment grander, more expensive purchases, a few cases should be in every cellar.

From three plots of sixty year old vines planted in marl over limestone soils. Red plums, tight red cherries, dry spices and ancient forest aromas lead to a palate which is quite a mouthful. Dryly rich with good extract, this is sinuous, with sappy fruit and plenty of structure. Tannins are not shy but will hold the fruit as it develops. Tom, Wine Guru

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  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond Duty Paid
  Vintage 2018
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Pinot Noir
  Wine Type Red wines
  Drinkability Early in drinking window
  Sweetness Dry

Domaine Francois Raquillet

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