Safeguarding supplies and quality
Raphaël Michel aims to safeguard flows to ensure first-class quality and consistency. The growth in volumes handled requires on-going management of production. The benefits are twofold for our clients, as we monitor both volumes and product quality from start to finish.
The estates’ wine production supplies the bulk of the stock with the name of Raphaël Michel.
Strengthening partnerships with winegrowers and cooperative caves
Our criteria relate to crop maturity times, the sanitary condition of the grapes, whether the crop is de-stemmed or otherwise, maceration periods, vinification techniques, fermentation temperatures and more.
We systematically adapt to existing facilities to try to exploit the full potential of the harvest.
We monitor the products throughout vinification. The first monitoring stage is when the harvest arrives; at this point we check the maturity level and sanitary condition. We are then present at every major stage during vinification.
We have established an extensive supplier network. We can source our wines from more than 4000 winegrowers and cooperative caves. We have our own samplers and also work with agents.
We take on wines based on tasting and analysis. We handle more than 10,000 samples every year.