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 old vine Ostrea already showed a glimpse of its full potential in a 2017 barrel tasting with a nose that evoked red plum & black cherry fruit notes along with savory roasted meat characters, bitter chocolate, dark, earthy tones, anise, & vanillin oak with a touch of smoke. On the palate, this full-bodied wine showcases great depth, a grassy, lightly herbal taste from slightly underripe grapes (indicative of this wine's long term ageing potential), excellent focus, precision, & purity as well as earthy characters & fine-grained, grippy tannins leading to a long & vibrant finish. Best enjoyed from 2023 to 2055.
This is a moderately saturated medium red with deep aromas of plum, raspberry, and a flinty & smoky minerality reminiscent of river rocks. More supple & sweeter than the basic village Gevrey, it still has quite a bit of cache with its reserve of plum, smoke, & game flavors. This wine is silky & ripe - even a bit plump - but avoids coming across as heavy due in large part to its well-integrated acidity. It is by no means too high pitched as a wine but rather, it represents an accurately lovely expression of the terroir.