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.
Full bodied but elegant with plenty of cherry and strawberry fruit. A top quality wine. Vegan.
The Wine Advocate Tasting Note
From vines in Gevrey-Chambertin and Gilly-lès-Cîteaux, the 2017 Bourgogne reveals scents of sweet cherries, raspberries, espresso roast and soil tones. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and tangy, with a fine-grained but firm chassis of tannin and a chalky, acid-driven finish, 88 Points, Dr William Kelley, Jan 2019
Great with grilled meat, game and hard mature cheeses