Trapet Gevrey Chambertin Ostrea 2018

$103.00

750ml

90-92 pts. Wine Advocate

21 in stock

SKU: 1058637201800750 Categories: , , ,

Description

100% Pinot Noir. Domaine Trapet was known throughout much of its history as Domaine Louis Trapet, named after the founder, but in 1993, the estate’s vineyard holdings were split in half, as a new generation sought to make wines from their half of the family’s holdings (Domaine Rossignol-Trapet). The result was the Louis Trapet estate being renamed Domaine Trapet Père et Fils and run under the very sure hand of Jean-Louis Trapet. In the mid-1990s, Jean-Louis was among the first growers to implement biodynamic principles in the vines. As of 2009, the entire estate is demeter-certified. Jean-Louis experimented in the cellar too. As was the fashion at many top estates in the 1990s, Jean-Louis used quite a bit of new wood for his top wines at that time, but by the 2000s he drastically scaled back the new oak and extraction in search of terroir transparency. Today, the wines are made with an emphasis on elegance, purity, and finesse.  Jean-Louis tends to use pigeage (punch downs) earlier in the fermentation and then moves to mostly remontage (pump-over) once the fermentations start and there is alcohol present that can more easily absorb the tannins in the must. Like many top producers these days, Jean-Louis also likes to use a nice dose of whole cluster in his fermentations. For this wine, many of the vines are 90 years old with the oldest vines being planted in 1919 with all four parcels near the Brochon border. Ostrea refers to the oyster shells found in and around these parcels and that salinity comes through in the wine. See why Trapet is one of the best Burgundy producers not many people are talking about.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Vintage

2018

Producer

Trapet

Country

France

Area

Burgundy

Region

Cote de Nuits

Appellation

Gevrey Chambertin

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red