2020 Beaune, Les Teurons, 1er Cru, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Burgundy

2020 Beaune, Les Teurons, 1er Cru, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Burgundy

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2020 Beaune, Les Teurons, 1er Cru, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Burgundy

Description

This is from 1.2 hectares in the higher, more favoured, stony section, directly below Aux Cras. It may have been an old quarry. The stony topsoil retains and reflects heat; it’s always early to harvest. The wine is soft and ripe, with sweet red fruit and some uncharacteristic firmer tannins, but these will evolve throughout the gentle élevage. Drink 2023-2032. 
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Jasper Morris MW91-93/100
Burghound89-92/100
Jasper Morris MW91-93/100
No deeper in colour than the village Beaune. Deep ripe cherry and raspberry but I find better balanced than in the Mariages. Delicious on the palate, a well-managed ripeness, certainly with the requisite acidity behind and a little youthful astringency. Generous mouthfilling fruit carries through to a long finish.

Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy (January 2022) Read more
Burghound89-92/100
A more elegant and slightly cooler mix easily reveals its aromas of both red and dark pinot fruit that is trimmed with pretty violet and discreet spice wisps. The bigger and richer yet finer textured medium-bodied flavors also possess good vibrancy while delivering better depth and length on the notably more firmly structured finale.

2028+

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About this WINE

Domaine Rossignol-Trapet

Domaine Rossignol-Trapet

Brothers Nicolas and David Rossignol have run this domaine, created by the marriage of their parents, since 1990. The range offers a fine overview of Gevrey-Chambertin terroir, capped by their three, very contrasting, Grands Crus. The Chambertin stands supreme, but a preference between Latricières and La Chapelle varies from year to year.

In the vineyard
The brothers began their move towards biodynamics in ’97 in their Chapelle-Chambertin vineyard; the whole domaine was converted by 2004. They value that status deeply; the work required in ’18 to combat the pervasive mildew was a true labour of love, with endless applications – by hand – of horsetail teas.

In the winery
Over the years, their style has defined itself: these are now relatively delicate wines, lightly extracted so never deep in colour, but built around subtle textures. Aromatics are further enhanced using about 50% whole bunches, depending on the year.

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Beaune

Beaune

The wines of Beaune are usually on the lighter side, especially if from the flatter vineyards on the Pommard side, or the sandier soils towards Savigny. The sturdiest wines with the greatest depth of flavour come from the steeper slopes overlooking the town itself.

The Hospices de Beaune charity auction on the third Sunday in November is one of the highlights of the year. The Hospices building, known as l'Hôtel-Dieu, is well worth visiting. Beaune is also home to several of the region’s best known merchants such as Maisons Louis Jadot and Joseph Drouhin.
  • 128 hectares of village Beaune and 52 hectares of Côte de Beaune
  • 322 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards. The finest vineyards include Les Grèves, Clos des Mouches
  • Recommended producers:  Germain, Devevey, Domaine des Croix, JadotDrouhinCamille Giroud.
  • Recommended restaurants: Ma Cuisine (not least for the wine list), Le Conty

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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