BURGUNDY Domaine Trapet Père et Fils Gevrey Chambertin Cuvée Ostréa Vieilles Vignes, 2014 (Organic)

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Domaine Trapet Père et Fils Gevrey Chambertin Cuvée Ostréa Vieilles Vignes, 2014 (Organic)

£57.50

Category: France, BURGUNDY, Domaine Trapet Père et Fils (Organic), 2014

Jean-Louis Trapet is one of the great names in Gevrey-Chambertin. He is fashioning wines that are elegant and pure, much like himself. 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. The vineyards have been fully farmed under biodynamic principles since 1996 and have been certified biodynamic since 2009.

In stock

£57.50

Grape

100% Pinot Noir

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Organic sustainable farming

Ostrea comprises 2 hectares and 50 rows over 4 parcels, in the north, towards Brochon. The oldest, having been planted in 1913, contribute really attractive intensity.

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. Vegan.

Allen Meadows’ Burghound Tasting Note

Here too there is whiff of stem influence to the more complex mix of both red and dark currant, pungent earth and plenty of sauvage character. The admirably concentrated and intensely mineral-inflected middle weight flavors possess excellent definition while delivering first-rate persistence on the palate coating finish that is shaped by dense but fine tannins. This virtually always delivers high quality for its level and the 2014 version is no exception though I underscore that up to a decade of patience will be required. 89-91 Points – January 2016

Food Pairing

Great with fish, especially salmon, mushroom risotto and chicken. Also good with duck and lamb

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