François Rapet Auxey-Duresses 2014

François Rapet Auxey-Duresses 2014

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• 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.


 


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