2020 Domaine Rapet Pére & Fils Pernand-Vergelesses "Les Combottes", Burgundy, France


Delightful expression of the region's terroir, showcasing ripe green fruit and warm stone aromas, framed by a subtle touch of pain grillé. The middle weight flavors are accessible and forward, with a punchy finish that is both satisfying and unpretentious. While not overly complex, this wine boasts a distinct personality, making it a standout among its peers. Enjoyable now, this wine has the potential to evolve beautifully over the years.

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The name "Combottes" is a diminutive of "combe", coomb, which refers to the valley-like character of this parcel.

"For vinificationwe 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 of 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".

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 family estate is extremely old. A wine-taster from 1765 on which the family name appears is carefully kept from generation to generation. After Robert, Roland , and now Vincent and Sylvette are hard at work managing the estate. The Estate comprises 20 hectares of vines in the villages of Pernand - Vergelesses, Savigny les Beaune, Aloxe Corton and Beaune.

Located between Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, the Pernand – Vergelesses vineyard, tucked away in the green surroundings of a quiet valley, begins at the foot of Corton hill. It’s the only vineyard to offer the whole range of vintages, in both white and red wines. It provides a warm welcome to tourists and enthusiastic amateurs who will really enjoy walking in the valley and taking in the quiet beauty of this spot.


Grape(s) Chardonnay
Farming Sustainable