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1/03/2024: Burgundy 2022: Domaine Rossignol-Trapet

Burgundy’s otherwise clement 2022 weather was broken by a massive storm that struck in June and was localised to Gevrey Chambertin.  Extremely heavy rain, mixed with some hail, delivered a month’s worth of precipitation within a day.  There were flash floods, soil washed down the slopes from the top to the bottom of vineyards, and collapsed walls.  Tractors were unable to access the sodden vineyards for a few days and some yields were inevitably reduced.

However, in a hot and dry season there was also clearly some benefit to having the water table replenished.  And, when the storm clouds finally parted, it seems as though the stars aligned, as there are terrific Gevreys in 2022.

We have a huge affection for our friends at Domaine Rossignol-Trapet but tasting from barrel in their cold cellar can be challenging.  The 2022 vintage is one of the finest I have ever tasted at this address.  You can always rely on Latricieres and Chambertin to perfom but, this year, it was a great tasting from top to bottom.

With vineyards mostly in Gevrey’s southern sector, Rossignol-Trapet escaped the worst of the storm (it was the Combe de Lavaux that bore the brunt).  They suffered little damage, so enjoyed healthy yields, their fruit was clean and alcohol levels moderate.  David and Nicolas used 40-60% whole bunches, a delicate infusion-style extraction and their usual modest quantities of new oak.  The results are understated, elegant and expressive.

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Prieur and Chapelle Chambertin are perhaps the best I have ever tasted from Rossignol Trapet.  Beaune 1er Cru was supple, spicy and super delicious – we took our full allocation in magnums!

With best wishes,
Matthew Hemming MW


The Offer:
Offered en primeur, available ex-SG in late 2024.  Some wines may be subject to purchasing restrictions or allocation.


Domaine Rossignol-Trapet 2022
Beaune 1er Cru Les Teurons
$180 per magnum (w/ GST $196.20)
Very flattering aroma of red fruit and some whole bunch spice.  Supple tannins but there’s still some underlying crunch and sappiness.  Acidity is fresh but without bringing excessive bite.  This is delicious in 2022 – get stuck in from about 2028!
91-92pts – Matthew Hemming MW

A light crimson ruby colour. The nose is quite refined as well, with a fresh crunchy red fruit, not too much body but more of a linear intensity, and certainly very persistent. Very well balanced.
90-92pts – Jasper Morris MW / Inside Burgundy

Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
$480 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $523.20)
Red fruit, raspberries, with a slightly wild spice element in the background.  Some Gevrey earthiness.  Brisk and crunchy with a clear whole bunch quality.  A serious village wine and suggests a smart vintage for Rossignol-Trapet.  Turns savoury towards the back of the palate and finishes dry and earthy, with a chalky mineral crunch.
90-92pts – Matthew Hemming MW

A distinctly earthier and much more sauvage-suffused nose is comprised by notes of plum and various wild red berries. There is impressive density and volume to the medium-bodied flavors that brim with sappy dry extract that coat the palate on the powerful, youthfully austere and lengthy finish where the only nit is a touch of warmth. Good stuff for its level.
89-91pts – outstanding – Allen Meadows / Burghound

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Prieur
$930 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $1,013.870)
Elegant, scented and delicately layered.  There’s a musky perfume and sweet spice that I wasn’t expecting.  The Gevrey identity is there in the dryness and earthy elements but this is silky and gentle beyond expectations.  It blossoms and expands on the back of the mid-palate.  Sweet lingering finish.
92-93pts – Matthew Hemming MW

A very ripe nose freely offers up its aromas of cassis, poached plum and warm earth. The finer and slightly more energetic middleweight flavors aren’t nearly as rich as those of the Corbeaux but they are more mineral-driven and better delineated as well, especially on the youthfully austere and sneaky long finish that is noticeably more structured. This is lovely and a wine that should repay a decade plus of cellaring.
91-93pts – Allen Meadows

Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle
$1,020 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $1,111.80)
Clearly defined raspberry fruit aromas.  This definition carries onto the palate.  There’s more freshness and less musky perfume than in Clos Prieur.  This has greater thrust and clarity.  Peppery spice kicks in towards the finish.  This is bright and intense but maybe lacks a bit of refinement.
91-93pts – Matthew Hemming MW

The 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Petite Chapelle 1er Cru has the most winsome of Rossignol-Trapet’s aromatics amongst their Premier Cru, with perfumed red cherries and wild strawberry fruit, very pure and demonstrating the most ripeness. The medium-bodied palate has fine-boned tannins. It’s a refined, elegant Gevrey with clove and white pepper sprinkled over the finish. Well worth seeking out.
92-94pts – Neal Martin / Vinous

Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru
$1,800 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $1,962)
** Limited to one case per customer **
Latricieres is driven by fruit and drama; Chapelle is more elegant, and privileges scent and spice,  The fruit profile is red and there’s a superb line and charge of acidity at the core.  The mid-palate energy vibrates away like a heartbeat.  This is complex, elegant and fine.
95-97pts – Matthew Hemming MW

Mid crimson purple. The bouquet is slightly more savoury than the deep red fruit of Latricières. This is very complete right across the palate, a little blood orange on top of a vigorous red fruit, and once again excellent length. Whole bunches show more in the saline finish.
94-96pts – Jasper Morris MW

Latricieres Chambertin Grand Cru
$1,800 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $1,962)
** Maximum purchase: 2 cases per customer **
Juicy and expressive, with piling dark berry fruit yet no sense of heaviness.  There’s whole bunch spice but then some cream on the mid-palate texture.  Intense and mineral, with a saline twist, and the crunch of tannin.
94-96pts – Matthew Hemming MW

A perfumed, spicy and cool nose is comprised by ripe aromas of plum, dark raspberry, violet and forest floor hints. The medium-bodied flavors are a lovely combination of power, energy and richness while exuding an almost aggressive minerality on the youthfully austere, very firm and beautifully balanced finale. This could use better depth but that should be a simple matter of patience.
91-94pts – Allen Meadows

Chambertin Grand Cru
$2,850 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $3,106.50)
** Maximum purchase: 2 cases per customer **
About 20 barrels this year.  Asserts its Grand Cru status from the start.  Floods the palate with fruit that’s immediately backed by a dry, mineral framework of significant volume.  Mouth-watering acidity, a fine weave of minerality and huge class.  It continues to soar and crescendo onto the finish that’s all salty and intense.
95-98pts – Matthew Hemming MW

The 2022 Chambertin Grand Cru is blessed with a well-defined bouquet with delineated, quite effervescent red fruit that leaps from the glass. The medium-bodied palate is cohesive with sapid red fruit, good body and density and a dash of white pepper towards the finish. This is easily the best of the Domaine’s 2022s, predictable as that reads, but that’s the way it is. Excellent.
95-97pts – Neal Martin


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