Vineyard: Gamay and Pinot Noir planted in the Gevrey parcel known as Grand Champs, located near the border of the village.
Viticulture: Biodynamically farmed, fruit is hand-harvested.
Vinification: Vinified in tank, zero sulfur additions, wild yeast fermentation.
Production: Very limited
Notes: This wine, A Minima, represents Trapet's philosophy of minimal handling and minimal sulpher additions...letting nature do the talking, if you will. This is as delicious as Passetoutgrains gets folks!
An expressive and appealingly layered nose speaks of earth, pepper, the sauvage and various red berry fruit aromas. There is good punch to the round, supple and generously proportioned flavors that display only mild rusticity on the solidly complex and persistent finish. This is really quite good for what it is and it would make for a fine all-around house red.
Incidentally, Trapet's entry-level Bourgogne Passetoutgrain à Minima, a 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay from a 1965 planting just outside the Gevrey appellation, offers intriguing elements of red fruits and dried flowers and a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity. It should be very easy to drink.