100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Organic sustainable farming
50 acres – 2 parcels
When the harvest comes in, having already been sorted in the vineyard, it is hand-sorted once more then and de-stemmed to a degree, dependent on the vintage.
Cold maceration of between 5 and 7 days encouraging greater depth of colour and more intense aromatics, without extracting too harsh tannins. Lightly crushed, there is then a long cuvaison, for more gentle extraction. Fermentation is carried out in open top vats, with natural yeasts.
The wines are aged for 15 to 18 months in barrel, the proportion of new wood depending on the wine. The purpose of the oak, in the Trapets’ view, is to facilitate controlled oxidation of the young wines. The wines remain in cask for between 12 and 18 months before bottling. The wines are essentially neither fined nor filtered but this depends on the vintage. At any rate no more that 10% would ever be filtered.
Deeper colour than the 2014. Full bodied but elegant with plenty of cherry and strawberry fruit. A top quality wine. Vegan.
The Wine Advocate Tasting Note
The 2015 Bourgogne Pinot Noir has a well-defined dark cherry and crushed strawberry-scented bouquet with subtle damp earthy aromas filtering through with aeration. The palate is well balanced with bright red cherry and cranberry fruit. For a generic red, this has commendable structure with appreciable precision on the finish. This is well worth seeking out – this is a very finely crafted Bourgogne Rouge. Neal Martin, 88 Points, Dec 2016
Great with grilled meat, game and hard mature cheeses