One foot in Burgundy, one in Alsace, the Trapet family aims to translate and pass on all the expressions of the grape and the terroir, such as the know-how transmitted to them from generation to generation.
Jean-Louis, the seventh generation, joined his father Jean at the estate in 1986. he made his first cuvée entirely alone in 1990 and has run the estate since then with his wife Andrée, who took over her Alsatian family estate in 2003.
One critical change made at the Domaine was the conversion to biodynamic viticulture, fully farmed under biodynamic principles since 1996 and certified biodynamic in 2009.
Jean-Louis is charming, very open-minded, cultivated, and passionate. He has a very open vision of innovative ideas and leaves a lot of freedom to his children, as his father, Jean, left him. Andrée is very involved and fully committed to the Burgundy Domaine, even if her roots are Alsatian. She has the same spirit as Jean-Louis. Jean-Louis balances tradition and innovation, constantly questioning and experimenting to get the best out of their vineyards and make the best wines.
Their sons Pierre and Louis have been in charge of the vines in Riquewihr since 2017 and help with the day-to-day operations in Gevrey.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Organic sustainable farming.
0.8 hectares, 2 parcels
First harvest in 1993
Fleshy but chiseled, the 2019 Marsannay Blanc bursts with notes of peach, orange oil, honeycomb and apple blossom. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and delicately exotic, it’s a lively, elegantly textural white that’s already showing well. 88 Points, William Kelley, January 2021 DRINK 2020-2030
Allen Meadows’ Burghound
This too is mildly exotic with its essence of pear, apple compote and citrus confit scented nose. The generous, round and succulent flavors possess a bit more volume before terminating in a mildly tangy and acceptably persistent finish. This too could be enjoyed immediately. 87 Points, January 2021
Great with prawns, fish and white meat.