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François Raquillet

Mercurey 1er Cru Les Veleys François Raquillet 2019 EP (case of 6 bottles)

Côte Chalonnaise Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Origin: Mercurey /Côte Chalonnaise /Burgundy/France
  • Grapes: Pinot Noir

Description

François Raquillet is an 11th generation vigneron and having run the family domaine for 30 years he’s vastly experienced. His daughter Jeanne joined the business marking the start of the 12th generation.

'A gorgeous wine that captures that polished blue fruit tone of Mercurey but also with a crisp cherry tension that makes this so compelling. The standout wine in the Raquillet flight. Sourced from a single, east-facing vineyard from 65-year-old vines this wine spends around a week longer macerating on the skins than the VV and has 30% new oak but carries the extra tannin and richness seamlessly. Worth cellaring a few years before drinking from 2024-2030.' Justin Knock MW

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