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