Vintage: 2011
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Chambertin
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Biodynamic: Certified
Vineyard: Trapet owns 1.85 hectares in this Grand Cru vineyard
Orientation: Southeast
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, 30-50% stem inclusion and minimal use of sulphur.
Aging: The wine is aged in French barriques of which 40-55% is new depending on vintage.
Production: 416 cases
Notes: An elusive and seeminlgy infinite wine with an arresting combination of power and elegance.
Publication: Burghound
Rating: 94
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Rating: 96
The 2011 Trapet Chambertin is absolutely magical and one of the best 2011s that I tasted on this trip. The classic and youthful nose offers up scents of red and black cherries, black minerality, plummy overtones, raw cocoa, mustard seed, woodsmoke and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and youthfully structured, with the purity of the vintage very much in evidence, a great core, ripe, firm tannins and superb focus and grip on the very, very long and soil-driven finish. This is the most aromatically expressive of the three grand crus here today, but also more shut down on the attack and reserved. However, the backend purity and energy are enormous and this will clearly be a brilliant wine in the fullness of time. 2025-2075.- John Gilman