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Gevrey-Chambertin Ostrea - 2012

Domaine Trapet Père et Fils

4.22 / 5.0

red still, dry
Gevrey-Chambertin AOC, France
Pinot Noir
5500 UAH
not available
Domaine Trapet Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin Ostrea 2012

The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin Ostrea is made from grapes that come from four fossils-rich parcels located near the Brochon border. These parcels were planted in 1919. The name "Ostrea" comes from the oyster shells that are found in and around these parcels. The vines are farmed using biodynamic practices and all grapes are harvested by hand. They are sorted once in the vineyard and again in the winery, with up to 10% of the crop being rejected. The wine is made using traditional methods, with open vat fermentation using native yeasts, 30% stem inclusion and minimal use of sulphur. It is aged in French barriques, of which 30-75% is new depending on the vintage.


4.35 / 5.0750 ml@π-not · π-not

This wine is a true embodiment of beauty and balance, presenting a charming and complex bouquet. It features an intriguing array of notes, including pickles, mushrooms, red flowers, compote, dark fruit jam, dust, and tobacco, showcasing the depth and diversity of its profile. Despite its maturity, it retains a somewhat chewy texture. Yet, it remains remarkably juicy. The balance is impeccable, leading to a long and satisfying aftertaste. This bottle is nothing short of wonderful, offering a rich and nuanced experience that captivates with every sip.

Wine #6 on π-not event.

4.10 / 5.0750 ml@101 Bar

Elegant, but restrained and requires some time to open up. Cherry with peony, hints of pickles, mushrooms, wet earth and a tiny bit of tobacco. Excellent and beautiful wine, well balanced with high acidity and potential.

Domaine Trapet Père et Fils

At a glance

  • Legacy of Innovation: Domaine Trapet Père et Fils' historical contribution to Burgundy's viticulture, especially during the phylloxera crisis, underscores a legacy of innovation and resilience, with a commitment to biodynamic practices leading the way in natural viticulture within the region.
  • Biodynamic Excellence: Under Jean-Louis Trapet, the estate has embraced biodynamic farming, earning Demeter certification and producing wines that reflect a profound connection to the land, showcasing the purity and elegance of Gevrey-Chambertin's terroir.
  • Artisanal Winemaking: The domaine's nuanced approach to winemaking, including the strategic use of whole cluster fermentation and minimal new oak, articulates a vision where finesse and terroir transparency are paramount, crafting Pinot Noirs of unparalleled complexity and ageing potential.

Domaine Trapet Père et Fils, a beacon of heritage and innovation in Gevrey-Chambertin, represents the pinnacle of Pinot Noir craftsmanship through seven generations of dedication to the vine. Renowned for its significant holdings in Chambertin, the estate's lineage is marked by resilience and pioneering spirit, notably during the phylloxera crisis when Jean-Louis' great-grandfather undertook illegal vine grafting to preserve their legacy. This bold act not only safeguarded their own vineyards but also contributed to the survival of Burgundian viticulture. Today, under Jean-Louis Trapet's guidance, the domaine stands as a testament to the virtues of biodynamic farming, harmonizing with nature to produce wines that are celebrated for their purity, complexity, and elegance, diverging from the appellation's tendency towards power.

Jean-Louis Trapet's approach in the cellar is as thoughtful as it is in the vineyard, with a clear focus on expressing the authentic character of their terroir. Through the judicious use of whole cluster fermentation, tailored to the nuances of each vintage, and a restrained application of new oak, Trapet ensures that the intrinsic qualities of their esteemed vineyards shine through. The domaine's portfolio spans from the accessible charm of their Bourgogne Passetoutgrain and Rouge, through a commendable range of Premier Crus, to the profound depth of their Grand Crus—Latricières-Chambertin, Chapelle-Chambertin, and Chambertin. Each wine is a narrative of its origin, woven with threads of aromatic complexity, flavour depth, and potential for graceful ageing, emblematic of Jean-Louis Trapet's virtuosity.