Vineyard: Trapet owns 0.55 hectares in this Grand Cru vineyard
Soil: Warm, shallow, well-drained soil, composed of fine clays and blocks of 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.
A wonderfully elegant and pure nose is composed by the essence of red cherry, spice and tea notes while also being markedly floral in character. The highly energetic medium-bodied flavors possess a wonderfully sophisticated mouthfeel as well as a very subtle stony nuance that arises on the strikingly persistent finish. This is a powerful Chapelle of harmony and grace that despite its seemingly well-mannered mouthfeel, is a wine that should age effortlessly for years, indeed even decades.
Healthy medium red. Ripe, deep aromas of cherry, plum, smoked meat and game are a bit less airy and high-pitched than those of the Capita, no doubt due to this warmer site. Plush and sweet in the mouth, boasting terrific stuffing for its acids and fine-grained dusty tannins. For all its density, this wine conveys excellent vinosity. Really glistens and vibrates on the the very long, palate-saturating finish.