Vineyard: Trapet owns 1.85 hectares in this Grand Cru vineyard
Soil: Gravely/Marl top soil with 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.
Interestingly this is aromatically quite similar to the nose of the Latricières though there is just a bit more wood in evidence plus a hint of menthol. By contrast there is more size, weight, power and muscle to the big-bodied and equally mineral-driven flavors that also brim with copious amounts of dry extract that coats the palate and buffers the very firm but not hard tannic backbone on the driving, hugely long and youthfully austere finale. This is an exquisitely poised Chambertin that is very much built-to-age and is going to need a minimum of 10 years and once again, is a wine that should last for decades. In a word, brilliant.
(90% vendange entier; 60% new oak): Deep, bright red. Pure but subdued aromas of plum, redcurrant, meat, soil and minerals. Delivers an extraordinary combination of silkiness and precision, with the utterly seamless flavors delivering terrific sappy mineral grip. This wonderfully spherical Chambertin is balanced from day one but has the acid cut and tannic spine for a long and spectacular evolution in bottle.