CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ESTATE & THE CUVÉE
Estate: Jean Trapet and sons
Classification: Grand Cru
Owner: Domaine Trapet
Area: 0.55 ha
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot noir
ABOUT THE DOMAIN
Jean-Louis Trapet is the embodiment of tradition and respect for the land that has been passed down from generation to generation since his great-great-grandfather Louis founded the estate in 1870. Today, with his 15 hectares of vines preciously located in Gevrey, Jean-Louis is the guardian of this precious heritage: impressive plots such as the grands crus Chambertin, Chapelle-Chambertin and Latricières-Chambertin, without forgetting the premier crus Petite Chapelle and Clos Prieur and other vines in Marsannay and in the Burgundy appellation. Since 1995, the Trapet estate has converted to biodynamics, an approach which respects the balance of nature and aims to support the vine in its development. Aging is a crucial moment: once vinified with as little intervention as possible, the wines are kept in barrels to mature peacefully during the winter. Domaine Trapet is a must-see for anyone who cherishes Burgundy wines, particularly the Pinot Noirs of the Côte de Nuits.
ABOUT THE CUVÉE
Chapelle-Chambertin is often considered the immediate neighbor of the prestigious Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos-de-Bèze. It shares with them a solid structure, power and fullness, while having its own signature of a liquorice touch. This Grand Cru, which extends over just over 5 hectares, takes its name from a chapel built in 1155 by the monks of Bèze Abbey, but unfortunately destroyed during the Revolution. The cuvée is renowned for its rich aromatic palette: red and black berries, black cherry, bitter chocolate, licorice and truffle. Although attractive in its youth, this wine reaches its full expression after aging for at least 15 years, revealing all the depth and complexity of its terroir.