Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Ostrea 2018 – Trapet Père & Fils


Includes 19% MwSt.
(106,91  / 1000 ml)
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Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Ostrea 2018 - Trapet Père & Fils


SKU: 9910222063 Regionen: , Weingut:

Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from dated 12.08.2020, Copyright Christoph Raffelt

Wine information

The name of this Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée comes from the small oyster Ostrea acuminata, which can be found fossilized in the vineyard. Most of the grapes used for the cuvee come from vineyards on the slope of Brochon, for example from the Dérée or Champérier plots, which have been in the family since 1860 and where the oldest vines of the estate are located. In total, grapes from 2.5 hectares were used for this cuvee.
For Jean Louis Trapet, the vintage is one of the best in the history of the domaine. This assessment is supported by the fact that the 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru with the highest score of any wine from Neal Martin's 2018 tasting for Vinous has emerged. The Latricières-Chambertin was only just behind. The year began with an early strong budbreak, which was put into perspective a little later by a wet May bringing mildew and naturally limiting the amount. It then became hot and dry, but the heavy spring rains had replenished the vineyards' water stores. Some rain was added in July, and it remained warm, even hot and dry in places, until the harvest on September 4. The harvest took place under ideal conditions until 12 September. The only challenge was to be quick, because within five days the sugar content of the berries increased by 25 grams (!). As the berries were thick-skinned, the seeds ripe and the raisins well wooded, -Louis opted for a 70 % whole cluster fermentation. The raisins brought more structure and some coolness to the wine, and the slow release of the sugars provided finesse. At Ostreaabout 20 % of new wood was used. 


translucent ruby


Besides the Gevrey-Chambertin Villagewhich is supposed to represent the whole of Gevrey, the Ostrea mainly from the vineyards on the slopes of Brochon. The expression of these sites is clearly darker and spicier. There are more dark berries, such as blackcurrants and blueberries, sour cherries and plums. In addition, there are dried tobacco leaves, earth, undergrowth and Indian spices as well as stone. 


On the palate, this local wine offers much substance, depth and a truly grandiose length. There is plenty of cherry, again currant, but above all a noble powdery tannin and a ripe formative acidity framework. The high proportion of whole cluster fermentation is excellently integrated and adds an extra measure of grip, but also of sophistication to this very delicate wine, which has a fine bite, possesses a chalky mineral substance and thus comes across as fantastically polished. Comparing it to the three grand crus of the house, one has here, as it were, a small Latricières in front of him. But what does this mean small? A local wine on such a level should be found at all only extremely rarely. The Ostrea has a potential for certainly a decade and a half, and it is worthwhile to take a look at this Trapet to follow the development. But (unfortunately) this wine is already so open that it should be difficult to forget it in the cellar.

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Slow roasted venison loin, carrot puree, a pine nut and parmesan crumb
  • Suckling pig roll roast with fennel, saffron, cinnamon and coriander seeds
    (Meat, pork)
  • Baked gnocchi, epoisses, black garlic and raisins
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)


contains sulphur and casein





Alcohol content

13% Vol.

Residual sweetness



5,6 g/l

Drinking temperature


Parker points



Domaine Trapet, 53 route de Beaune, 21220 Gevrey-Chambertin / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01


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