Domaine Trapet Père & Fils - Gevrey Chambertin 'Ostrea' 2016
The seventh generation 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 date back to their earliest days of estate bottling. While the family have 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, being the single largest owner in the great vineyard of Chambertin at this time, and owning very large tracts of Latricières-Chambertin and Chapelle-Chambertin.
Jean-Louis Trapet was among the first growers to implement biodynamic principles in the vines. As of 2009, the entire estate is demeter-certified.
Gevrey Chambertin 'Ostrea' comes from very old vines situated mostly in or near Brochon, and Trapet notes that a high percentage are more than 90 years of age.
Jasper Morris (MW): "This comes from the Brochon side from vineyards such as En Derey, Champerriers, Le Clos where the subsoil is predominantly ostrea accuminata. Much deeper denser colour, with a powerful dark red and blueberry fruit then some tannins and a drier finish more typical of Gevrey. Much more structure than the straight Gevrey and with a sense of mineral precision."
Producer: Domaine Trapet Père & Fils
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Gevrey Chambertin
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