Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Chapelle-Chambertin
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Biodynamic: Certified
Vineyard: Trapet owns 0.55 hectares in this Grand Cru vineyard
Orientation: Southeast
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.
Publication: Burghound
Rating: 91-94
There is enough reduction present to dominate what appears to be ripe red berry fruit. Otherwise there is fine intensity to the rich, round and mouth coating middle weight plus flavors that immediately tighten up on the focused and impressively persistent finish. I like the balance as well as the seductive texture and I suspect that this will drink well earlier than usual.