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Domaine Trapet Pere et Fils, Gevrey-Chambertin "1859, 2021

$159.99

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Domaine Trapet is not exactly a new name in Burgundy. They've been growing grapes in Gevrey-Chambertin since the 1800s, and have amazing parcels in all the best vineyards, up to and including Le Chambertin. Back in the day, they sold their best grapes to the likes of Domaine Drouhin and Maison Leroy.

But since the 1960s, they've been bottling their own wines. The style has fluctuated a bit, as styles have varied with the generations. Today the domaine is run by Jean-Louis Trapet, whose style can best be summarized as a laser-like focus on making delicious Pinot Noir.

Here are the technicalities of that: light extraction (a touch of bâtonnage or punching down at the beginning of fermentation, but just remontage—pumping over—after that), very little new oak, and whole-cluster when the grapes are ideally healthy (which is quite often, as the farming is biodynamic).

This sounds like what many of Burgundy's best are doing today. But in one area Trapet departs: while "reductive" wine-making is all the rage (limiting the wine's exposure to oxygen), Trapet likes to make his wines open and accessible from release, including by using as little sulfur as possible in the process. That's how he makes his Pinot Noir so delicious!

What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...

VINEYARD
From 50-year-old vines in the parcel of Derée Champérier in Brochon in the northern part of Gevrey.
SOIL
Calcerous, fossil-rich soils, more clay in the lower section of the parcel.
VITICULTURE
Biodynamically farmed, hand harvested
VINIFICATION
60% whole cluster fermentation, gentle pressing.
AGING
Aged 12 months in barrel, 20% of which are new.

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Vintage

    2021

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Biodynamic

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied

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