Domaine Trapet - Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru - Alea - 2013
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Appellation: Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru
Variety: Pinot Noir
Estate: Domaine Trapet Père et Fils is one of the greatest estates of Gevrey-Chambertin, with superb holdings in three of the top grand crus in the village and a legacy of great wines that dates back to their earliest days of estate bottling.
While the family has been important vineyard owners in Gevrey-Chambertin since 1870, it was not until the 1960s that they began to bottle a majority of their production and offer their wines directly for sale to clients. Previously they had been one of the finest sources for top négociants in the region, including Maison Leroy and Maison Joseph Drouhin. By the late 1920s, Domaine Trapet had become one of the most important vineyard owners in all of Burgundy, as they were the single largest owner in the great vineyard of Chambertin at this time, as well as owning very large tracts of Latricières-Chambertin and Chapelle-Chambertin.
The vineyards have been fully farmed under biodynamic principles since 1998, and are 100% certified biodynamic as of 2009.
In addition to his Burgundy estate, Jean-Louis and his wife also produce wines from her family’s property in Alsace.
Tasting Notes: This is a blend of Premiers Crus, produced from whole bunches which Jean-Louis uses when the harvest permits and the stalks are ripe. The bunches provide air pockets and this in turn facilitates intracellular fermentation which impacts positively on colour and aromas. This is a pretty scarlet-ruby in colour.
The nose is flamboyant, violets and roses to the fore, both fresh and crystallised, allied to a heady flash of pepper.
The palate is delightfully upbeat and perfumed, rich in primary red fruit.
Upfront charm belies a rather more serious backdrop. There is serious depth here which will emerge given a little time – a lovely wine.