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. This wine offers a mixture of red & black fruit on the nose with intricately interwoven damp earth & woodland scent hints. The palate is medium-bodied manifesting a robustly tensile energy with edgy tannins at the entry. Just entering its ideal drinking window & fleshing out quite nicely, this wine possesses clarity, vividness, tension, & energy at par with the best Burgundy has to offer.
This wine features airy aromas with notes of dark currant, earth, & subtle animal element suggestions. On the palate, fresh pine tree sap impressions with supple, medium-bodied flavors emerge - tightening up on its youthfully austere & persistent finish. This needs 1 to 2 years more to soften as it is currently tightly wound although its tannins are not particularly ripe.