Saturday, December 19, 2015

Domaine Rossignol-Trapet (Gevrey-Chambertin) -- 2014s Tasted from Cask

Harvesting began on 22 September. For some locations, there was substantial sorting to do because of Asian fruit fly attacks and/or rot. Old vines showed a lot of millerandage (set problems). Overall, quantities were normal except for Beaune, where the hail hit again for the third consecutive year.

The estate is certified organic and biodynamic.

In the cellar, the wines were made using a quarter to a half whole clusters.  The acidities were “correct” (i.e., good enough). Malolactic fermentations were normal – taking place over the winter and almost all finishing in February. Bottling will begin at the end of February 2016 and continue through April.

This is a good collection and introduction to a wide range of the Gevrey-Chambertin terroirs. (Continue reading here.)