Trapet Latricieres-Chambertin GC
|Bottle sizes:||750 ML|
|Vineyard:||Trapet owns 0.74 hectares in this Grand Cru vineyard neighboring Chambertin. It is the very nature of the soil which affords it the name La Tricière, meaning poor earth. The Trapet family has been the guardian of this terroir since 1904.|
|Soil:||Deep, iron-rich topsoil with a fine layer of silica on the surface and a limestone subsoil.|
|Viticulture:||The vineyard is farmed using biodynamic practices and all grapes are harvested by hand, sorted once in the vineyard and again at the winery. Up to 10% of the crop may be rejected.|
|Vinification:||Vinification with traditional methods, open vat fermentation using native yeasts, 30% stem inclusion and minimal use of sulpher.|
|Aging:||The wine is aged in French barriques of which 30-75% is new depending on vintage.|
Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Latricières Chambertin Grand Cru has an earthy bouquet with some signs of whole bunch, très Latricières. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin and a fine line of acidity, quite masculine in style with a well-defined, black pepper-tinged finish. There is good potential here although not quite in the same class as Trapet's Chapelle-Chambertin this year. Tasted September 2017.
A strikingly floral, elegant, cool and manifestly airy nose consists of super fresh red berries, earth, wet stone and subtle game hints. There is a superb sense of energy to the intensely mineral-driven and sleekly muscular flavors that culminate in a beautifully complex, focused and well-balanced finish. This beauty should be approachable after 10 years of age but amply reward 15 to 18. Textbook Latricières.