2009 Domaine Rossignol Trapet Chambertin Grand Cru

The vineyards of Domaine Rossignol Trapet used to be treated with chemical and fertilizers in 70s & 80s which affected the health of the soil then the vines.

In order to restore the health of the vineyards, Nicolas & David Trapethave banned the usage of chemical / fertilizers immediately when they taking over the operation of the Domaine and started with organic and Bio-Dynamic viticulture in mid-90s. Today, their wines are all organic certified.

2009 Domaine Rossignol Trapet Chambertin (France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambertin Grand Cru)

Wines from this producer are charming, pure and natural, but never showy. There are always this sense of restraint exist in the wines which gives the wine stunning focus with razor sharp precision. Oh, did I mention their wines also possess one of the best QPR in Burgundy (perhaps in everywhere)? Especially the Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru – Clos Prieur, Petit Chapelle, Combottes, Corbeaux and the single vineyard Village – Etelois. Try them and you will know what I’m talking about.

Great Vintage (20009) + Prime vineyard (Chambertin) and Biodynamic viticulture / Dynamic producer = Wine that is full of charm, energy, class and will continues to improve in the bottle for another decade or two effortlessly. My friend told me this wine shows even better after 5days! (double decanted, 1/5 left in the bottle).

Tasting Note:

  • Alcohol :: 13.5%
    Vibrant ruby red. Still pretty tight after double decanted for 2hrs, no surprised. However, the nose was highly seductive and gorgeous nevertheless, I could only imagine how great will this be when its mature. Mineral driven with attractive aromas of sweet raspberry and red cherry, with time, darker berry note appeared. Wild meatiness and sense of coldness for the restraint, underlying spiciness, highly perfume with violet and rose. Dense but weightless, already showed impeccable balance and harmony at this young age. Tons of delicious mid palate sappiness all wrapped in an absolutely firm but well polished acidic backbone. Tannin is massive but almost completely buffer by the concentration of fruits and dry extract that formed the excellent mid palate depth and lend incredible grip and tension to the superb long finished infused with spices and mineral, sweet and juicy. I love this wine. 94-95+
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