Grapes: Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau
Raphael Monnier’s Ratapoil wines are some of the most sought after in Jura and there's never enough to go around, in part because the treacherous growing conditions in Jura mean Raphael regularly loses much of his crop to frost and hail.
Having suffered just such losses to frost in 2019, Raphael did not have the quantity of grapes to make his usual parcellaire wines, instead he put the majority of his red grapes into this one cuvee. Equal parts Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir, which were macerated in whole bunches for 3 weeks before being pressed into stainless steel. An incredibly energetic wine with brambly fruit and sour cherry at the fore and a long savoury finish.