Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru 2018 – Trapet Père & Fils


Includes 19% MwSt.
(480,43  / 1000 ml)
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Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru 2018 - Trapet Père & Fils


SKU: 9910222069 Regionen: , Weingut:

Update 11.05.2021

Tasting note from dated 12.08.2020, Copyright Christoph Raffelt

Wine information

The Trapets own 0.75 hectares in the Grand Cru vineyard Latricières-Chambertin, but this has been the case since 1904. The vineyard was newly planted in 1938. The vineyard, which was mentioned for the first time in 1508, has its name from la tricièrethe poor country, developed. Very sparse is the clay-limestone conglomerate, thinly seeded with pebbles on the surface and lying in a cool depression.
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, this wine's cousin, as it were, with the highest score of any wine from Neal Martin's 2018 tasting for Vinous has emerged. The Latricières-Chambertin is 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, Jean Louis opted for a 75 % whole cluster fermentation. The raisins brought more structure and some coolness to the wine, and the slow release of the sugars provided finesse. At Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru about 40 % of new wood was used. What did Louis Trapet say? »What delicious fruit in the Chapelle! What a complexity in the Latricières! What power in the Chambertin!"


translucent ruby


Comparing the Grand Cru Latricières-Chambertin by which Chapelle-ChambertinWhen you taste the two wines, you quickly realise that they both come from the same domain and yet have a completely different temperament. Latricièresseems darker, cooler, even finer and also more intellectual. Aromatically, more cherries, currants and barberries with a little more acidity are at play here, also more violet blossoms. The wood seems a little more taken back, is just as fine, for it the Chapelle-Chambertin a little stonier, is also overall still a little more shy. 


On the palate, however, the Latricières-Chambertin similarly present as the ChapelleBut finer and even silkier in the extremely fine, elegant tannin. Ultra noble, the Pinot seems silky, long and increasingly complex. The wine is juicy without end, with dark fruit and a cool, crystal-clear acidity. The fruit is reminiscent of plums, a little sloe as well as sour cherries, and if you will, the wine shows a little more masculine and darker overall with hints of wormwood herbs and dry wood. Also this grand cru is already amazingly open, has great potential because everything is right here as far as the tannin and the acidity are concerned. There is a tension here that is absolutely remarkable and has a lot to do with the energy that came from the old vines into the wine. Lime, minerality and also the amount of rape provided structure, vitality and sophistication here. It is an electrifying Latricières-Chambertin

Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt

  • Zucchini flowers stuffed with wild fowl and grilled
    (Poultry, game)
  • 20 hours cooked neck of pork with black garlic, currant leaves and roast jus à la Geranium
  • Celery cutlet from the salt dough with carrot-morel-fond and
    (Vegetable & Vegetarian)


contains sulphur and casein





Alcohol content

13% Vol.

Residual sweetness



6,3 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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