To many, Ratapoil will need no introduction; Raphaël Monnier’s wines are some of the most iconic of the region. His interest in winemaking began some 20 years ago, first by working on a few small negociant projects with good friend Jean Baptiste Menigoz of Domaine Bottes Rouges. It was later in 2009 that he started Domaine Ratapoil while still a full-time history teacher, a career he has recently given up to put all his efforts into winemaking. 2018 is the first year out of many that Raphaël has in fact experienced near to a full harvest, previous vintages being the victim of frost and hail. That said, we are at the back of a long queue for his wines, so unfortunately quantities are extremely limited.