Vineyard: Trapet owns 0.74 hectares in this Grand Cru vineyard neighboring Chambertin. It is the very nature of the soil which affords it the name La Tricière, meaning poor earth. The Trapet family has been the guardian of this terroir since 1904.
Soil: Deep, iron-rich topsoil with a fine layer of silica on the surface and a 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 discreet application of wood frames the even more complex nose of high-toned, cool and airy aromas of red and dark cherry, forest floor, rose petal and spice elements. The sleek, intense and once again highly sophisticated middle weight plus flavors brim with both minerality and dry extract that buffers the even firmer tannic spine shaping the hugely long and impeccably well-balanced finale. This is relatively succulent for a young Latricières but I suspect that the present inviting mouthfeel will be replaced in short order by something firmer and more austere. In short, this is stunningly good but it is not likely to make for especially inviting early drinking.
Medium red. More complex and perfumed on the nose and palate than the Chapelle, offering elements of redcurrant, ripe cherry, menthol, licorice, animal fur and game birds. Cooler and finer-grained in the mouth than the Chapelle, communicating a magically light touch to its sappy red fruit and saline mineral flavors. This beautifully balanced wine finishes classically dry and vibrant, with slowly mounting length.