‘Champs Chenys’ is directly downslope from Grand Cru vineyard Charmes-Chambertin. This is not a weak-willed Burgundy, but a wine of texture, oak and elegant intensity. Freshly plucked cherry, toasted cinnamon and layers of herbs make this a perfect complement to any roasted meat feast.
Psst. Full disclosure time. The wines of the [rather serious] Gérard Raphet really are our favorite wines from the Côte de Nuits. There’s just something about them that can be exhilarating to those who have never tried them. They are intimate, personal red burgundies, with a perfume that simply draws you in and won’t let go, almost as much fun to smell as they are to drink. Imagine our glee when we were picking our favorite barrels from this place, which we label “RGS.” Try a few bottles and you’ll be transported yourself to the scene. Your tattoo appointment won’t be too far behind.