The Ragot family traces its Chalonnaise roots to 1760, when a Gabriel Ragot began making wine in the town of Mercurey. About a century later, Louis Ragot purchased five hectares of vines in Givry, forming the basis for today’s domaine, which stretches over 8.5 hectares of old vines and is run by Jean-Paul Ragot and his son, Nicolas.
Since 2008, Nicolas has been actively converting portions of the estate to biodynamic viticulture, which means eliminating all fertilizers and herbicides and plowing regularly to promote root penetration. All fruit from the domaine’s vineyards is hand-harvested, destemmed, and fed into fermentation tanks by gravity, where they ferment on native yeasts.
The nose blooms with fruit and floral aromas and delivers a high-impact impression on the palate. It’s a bright ruby color moving to garnet and pink at the rim, with lively aromas of black raspberry, wild cherry, red and black plum, breakfast tea, black pepper, vanilla, violets, and a smoky underbrush note. Medium-bodied, with very fine-grained tannins and lots of nerve, it glides across the palate but leaves your mouth watering, readying you for another sip!
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Name Domaine Ragot Givry Vieilles Vignes Country France Region Givry, Côte Chalonnaise ABV% 13% Vintage 2016 Grape Variety 100% Pinot Noir Size 750ml Dietary Information Sustainable