French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut 2003 Corton Hautes Mourottes
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut 2003 Corton Hautes Mourottes
  • French Red Burgundy Wine, Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut 2003 Corton Hautes Mourottes

Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut
2003 Corton Hautes Mourottes

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This Grand Cru Pinot Noir, born from the limestone slopes of Corton Hill, will grow rich and vibrant with age, complex and ever-changing on the palate — but it’s less approachable when young. This vintage (2003) and the 1999 are both ready to drink now. Note: older vintages can be fragile. See our recommendations for how to open and serve older wines.

  • Intriguing, slightly funky nose with meaty, animal scents mingling with plums, prunes, and a toasty component. Has real presence. Still youthful but with good acidity and a core of solid, concentrated black cherry fruit nicely balanced by acid and with light but persistent tannins on a long, plummy, pruney, slightly musky finish. Silky, seductive, and eminently drinkable now, but still evolving. Likely to keep and improve a little longer.

    Food pairing: Duck; lamb; roasted chicken; earthy, mushroom-scented dishes

  • A complex nose with some barnyard funk (in a good way!), forest floor aromas, and wet earth with a mineral character. Truffles and savory notes along with baked plum. Medium- to full-bodied, the palate features licorice, spice, floral elements, and prominent high-toned cherry and strawberry flavors. Good fruit supported by medium acidity—despite a hot vintage. Mouth-coating, with tingly, grippy tannins. Elegant structure. Quietly classy. I love the precision here! Drinking well now, but likely to remain attractive through around 2019.

    Food pairing: venison and other game meats; strong cheeses

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Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut

Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut

Situated on the Corton hill, home to the Corton and Corton Charlemagne grands crus, Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut is run by a pair of brothers who draw from their family’s traditions to create stunning wines.

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Details
Producer:Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut
Region:Burgundy
Year:2003
Maturity:2013
Alcohol:13.5%
Bottle size:750ml
Color:Red
Varietal:Pinot Noir
Flavors:Plums, Spice, Floral
Body:Medium-Full
Soul:Animal