A blend of Premier Cru sites En Ergot, Combottes, Petite Chapelle and Clos Prieur
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 with traditional methods, open vat fermentation using native yeasts, 30% stem inclusion and minimal use of sulpher.
The wine is aged in French barriques of which 30-75% is new depending on vintage.
Only made in top vintage, Jean-Louis' Capita has the structure of a Gevrey combined with haunting elegance. Very approachable in its youth.
Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Capita has a crisp, very vibrant and delineated bouquet with pure red cherry, wild strawberry and orange blossom scents that unfurl in the glass. There is great terroir expression in situ. The palate is very well balanced with taut tannin, superb acidity, real drive and poise with a gorgeous, lightly spiced, elegant and graceful finish that does not shortchange you on flavor. What a wonderful Gevrey from J L Trapet. Tasted September 2017.
Here too there is a discreet application of wood framing the overtly floral aromas that include both lavender and rose along with notes of earth and freshly crushed red berries. The beautifully sleek and intense middle weight flavors exhibit an appealing hint of minerality on the refined, balanced and dusty finish. Lovely and understated.
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