100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard & Vinification Note
50 acres – 3 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.
Very pale, lovely nose, Full bodied but elegant with red berry fruit and earth aromas. Delicious. Vegan.
The Wine Advocate Tasting Note
Aromas of cherries, wild berries, dark chocolate and orange oil introduce Trapet’s 2019 Marsannay, a medium to full-bodied, velvety and concentrated wine that’s vibrant and charming, with lively acids, powdery tannins and a succulent core of fruit. 89-91 Points, William Kelley, January 2021
Burghound Tasting Note
This is also cool and earthy with notes of plum, lavender and pretty whiff of spice. There is a finer texture to the energetic medium weight flavors that exude a subtle salinity on the youthfully austere, rustic and solidly persistent. This is a lovely effort that should also drink well early but could easily be held for up to a decade. 88-91 Points, January 2021
Great with grilled meat, game and hard mature cheeses