Country of Origin: France
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 13%
The 7th generation Domaine Trapet is one of the greatest estates of Gevrey-Chambertin, with superb holdings of 3 of the top Grand Crus in the village. While the family has been important Gevrey-Chambertin Vineyard owners since 1870, it was not until the 1960s that they began to bottle a majority of their production and offer them for sale directly to clients. In addition to their excellent holdings, the Trapets hold a unique place in Burgundian history being the 1st ones to graft vines during the phyloxerra epidemic thereby saving the vineyards of Burgundy. Today their vines are made with an emphasis on elegance, purity, & finesse. Trapet's 3 great Grand Crus, including the outstanding Domaine Trapet Pere et Fils, are all crafted to really highlight their underlying terroirs belonging to the top echelon of Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Crus in terms of aromatics, flavor complexity, expression of terroir, & ageing potential lending a singular elegance, grace, & purity to their wines. A cuvee of Pinot Noir from one of the oldest parcels of the estate, near the Grand Cru climat Mazis, acquired in 1877. 100% biodynamically & organically farmed, the nose of this wine displays opulent black fruits & spices. This red is very complex & intense indicative of a top shelf Gevrey. The terroir is verily speaking eloquently through this wine elevating it to a level of great finesse.
Aromas of dark chocolate, grilled meats, and licorice mingle with rich cassis & dark berry fruit in a complex bouquet. This medium to full-bodied red is a layered & fleshy wine with a generous textural profile and a fine yet chalky tannin structure. It's one of the more gourmet wines in the cellar this year.