posted on June 29, 2017
In the appellation Mercurey, the Raquillet estate has been in continuous production for eleven generations. François Raquillet has been in full command since 1990. Among his first changes was to sell off lesser parcels and to concentrate on the oldest, best situated vines of the estate which include holdings in the best "premier cru" vineyards.
He practices tight pruning and de-budding at the beginning of the season to restrict yields, as well as judicious green harvesting during the season. The fruit is hand-harvested, sorted and de-stemmed prior to fermentation.
Raquillet's wines are beautifully aromatic, ripe, delicious, elegant, and joyous Burgundy that reflect François' personality. While François' reputation was well-known to us, we were delighted to have found him without an importer for our markets.
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