Country of Origin: France
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 13.5%
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. Trapet produces some of the most elegant, perfumed, & profound expressions of Pinot Noir. Combining elegance & power, it shows an ethereal fragrance and rich, savory raspberry notes. A long, perfumed, and incredibly complex finish will leave you wanting for more.
Since 1995, the entire estate has been managed biodynamically: respecting & supporting the vines while safeguarding them. Ageing is of paramount importance at Trapet: once the vinifications are finished with minimal human intervention, the wines are then carefully cellared & intoned to develop slowly and at their own cadence throughout the winter. The Chambertin Grand Cru 2008 is complex, virile, fleshy, and rich with amazing aromatic depth and a gorgeous tannic structure.