François Rapet Auxey-Duresses 2014
• Domaine: François Rapet
• A.O.C.: Auxey-Duresses
• Classification: Auxey-Duresses, Côte de Beaune, Côte-d’Or, Burgundy
• Varietal: Chardonnay
Auxey-Duresses (pronounced “Aussey”) stands at the entrance to a valley which runs from the Côte de Beaune into the Hautes Côtes, following the road that leads from Beaune to Autun amongst hump-backed hillsides. Together with its hamlets of Petit-Auxey and Mélian, Auxey-Duresses is incontestably one of Burgundy’s Celtic and Gallo-Roman wine-growing districts. It was formerly an outlying property of the abbey of Cluny, producing both grains and grapes. The corn-mills have now gone but there are still wine presses. Auxey-Duresses was granted its AOC status in 1937.