Pernand-Vergelesses Rouge ‘Les Belles Filles’ Domaine Rossignol-Trapet 2015
Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Gevrey Chambertin (Biodynamic)
The 14 hectare Domaine Rossignol-Trapet was created as recently as 1990 when the original Louis Trapet vineyard holdings were divided between his daughter and his son-in-law Jacques Rossignol. Since then Jacques’ two sons, Nicolas and David have gradually taken over the reins of the business. The domaine has been certified 100% biodynamic since 2004. With vineyards spread equally across Village, 1er and Grand Cru holdings in Gevrey Chambertin, the domaine offers a fascinating insight into the sheer variety of flavours that this famous Burgundy village can muster. The brothers are very pleased with their 2014s, which reflect their very precise origins with clarity and elegance. They prefer to harvest later and use less new oak, as their aim is to achieve fruit ripeness rather than oak dominance. Typically, the ‘Village’ wine matures in 10-15% new oak, the 1er Crus 25% new oak and the Grands Crus 50% new oak. Purity of fruit and freshness are the hallmarks here.
Aroma of strawberry and cherry (fresh red cherries in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples), underpinned in the most complex examples by hints of forest floor. Well-built Pinot Noirs, particularly from warmer harvests, also exhibit notes of leather and violets,
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir