Monday, December 28, 2015

Domaine Trapet Père & Fils (Gevrey-Chambertin) -- 2014s Tasted from Bottle and Cask

Jean-Louis Trapet said that harvesting began around 18 or 19 September, which was relatively late – 120 days after flowering instead of the traditional 100. There was a little bit of hail in Latricières-Chambertin, but in general, he said that the sorting was easier than it had been for 2013. Overall, quantities were almost normal. The estate has been biodynamic since 1997 and is so certified.

Natural alcohols were in the range of 12.3-12.5º and there was a little chaptalization just to prolong alcoholic fermentations. Some malolactic fermentations were early, others not. Jean-Louis is thinking of February or March for most of the bottling.

Overall, this is a very successful vintage with wines of quality. (Continue reading here.)