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2019 Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Gevrey-Chambertin

As we said in a thank you note for Rossignol-Trapet's 2019 vintage cask samples, "the tasting could only have been better had it been at the domaine itself"!  In 2019, the witnes maintained their essential purity and classicism, but with additional generous, and in some cases "ebullient" fruit (to use Neal Martin's phrase).



Each year, tasting their grand cru wines is a highlight and 2019 was no exception, despite our tasting in Aldeburgh rather than Gevrey!  To be crude and talk about points for a moment, it is worth noting that Neal Martin scores the Chapelle-Chambertin 94-96 points, compared with 91-93 points for Armand Rousseau's Charmes-Chambertin.  The Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes scores 86-88 points, the exact same score as Rousseau's. 

Points do neither wine justice, but they do shed light on some of the idiosyncrasies of market prices for the most sought-after burgundies.  In short, Rossignol-Trapet's wines are undervalued and you should snap them up.

Offered en primeur, landing autumn 2021.

Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Gevrey-Chambertin

Producer Profile

Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Gevrey-Chambertin

This is our favourite domaine in the Côte de Nuits and we are always in awe of the purity and classicism of the wines.  Brothers Nicolas and David Rossignol both exude gentle, thoughtful charm and are always understated, despite their obvious winemaking genius.  They have run the domaine in Gevrey since 1990, but their father originally hailed from Volnay and they still have vineyard holdings in Beaune

The brothers were amongst the pioneers of biodynamics, working this way for twenty years, and their wines have the characteristic energy that we experience so often at biodynamic estates.  Each year, tasting their amazing treasure trove of grands crus is a highlight of our tastings in Burgundy and we are privileged to have this experience.  The wines are highly regarded by critics like Neal Martin.  Even in warmer vintages, the wines convey freshness and balancing acidity, often showing red as well as black fruit aromas.  



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