Andrée Trapet (Jean-Louis’ wife, see Domaine Trapet Père & Fils in our Burgundy section) took over her parents’ vineyards in 2002. An only daughter with a profound affection for her local soil, she converted the Domaine to biodynamic methods. The estate comprises some of the best Grand crus vineyards in Alsace. The wines, like their Burgundy relatives, are all about finesse and elegance. They are characterised by purity, solidity, minerality, density like a diamond, viscosity, verticality, and everything is wrapped by delicacy and softness. From Gevrey-Chambertin to Riquewihr, the Trapet family is taking us on a journey to remember.
100% Pinot Auxerrois
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Vineyard: Trapet farms .
7 hectares of Auxerrois vines in the village of Riquewihr.
Orientation: East, Southeast
Soil: Various soils exist in the estate. On the uppermost slopes, brown chalky argillaceous soils on Oligocene calcareous clay can be found alongside compact Lias soils.
Viticulture: Hand harvested from biodynamically farmed vineyards
Vinification: Vinified using traditional methods
Ageing: Aged 10-12 months in neutral French oak barrels and concrete eggs.
Fuller medium-bodied, dry. This exotic wine has rich fruitiness, spices, and candy notes. A complex finish with nice weight.
Pair with cheese dishes, lemon chicken with potatoes roasted in duck fat, pork chops and apples as well as sausages.