Seventh generation Gevrey-Chambertin estate and one of the largest holders of Chambertin.
Jean-Louis Trapet is one of the great names in Gevrey-Chambertin. He is fashioning wines of purity, finesse and elegance. He is creating the soil-driven and absolutely pure wines of his father and grandfather’s era. While the estate is best known for its three grand crus, the quality at Domaine Trapet is outstanding up and down the hierarchy of their vineyard holdings and deserves its place among the very top names of the appellation.
A passion for Biodynamic viticulture
Jean-Louis Trapet is a visionary frontrunner of biodynamic viticulture and one of the most dedicated biodynamic winemakers in Burgundy. The vineyards have been fully farmed under biodynamic principles since 1996 and have been certified biodynamic since 2009. Among the pioneers of natural viticulture in the region and they continue to lead the way in biodynamic farming.
100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard & Vinification Note
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 Wine Advocate Tasting Note:
The 2019 Bourgogne Rouge mingles notes of sweet berries and cherries with loamy soil and raw cocoa in an inviting mélange, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered palate that’s lively and succulent, concluding with a long, sapid finish. This delicious wine is a fine introduction to the portfolio. 89 Points, William Kelley, Jan 2021 DRINK 2020-2035
Allen Meadows’ Burghound Tasting Note:
Here the expressive nose is a bit more elegant if a bit less complex with its pretty red berry aromas that are laced with spice, earth and soft floral nuances. The sleeker, and slightly finer, medium weight flavors that display very good punch and a touch of salinity on the firm, youthfully austere and again mildly rustic finale. This too is worth a look. 87 Points, January 2021
Great with grilled meat, game and hard mature cheeses