Cotes du Rhone AOC
Domaine du Trapadis is located in the Southern Rhône Valley between Vaison la Romaine and Orange. The history of Domaine du Trapadis dates back four generations to 1850 with present vineyard owner Helen Durand’s two great-grandfathers, Césaire Brun and Théophile Charavin, each owning a part of the land that together form today’s Domaine du Trapadis.
Trapadis is derived from the word “Trapalas” which means, “hole,” in Provençal. The hole refers to a natural spring, which provides water for the surrounding hamlet. Today the estate covers 23 hectares of vines that are worked without herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The average age of the vines is 35 years with the oldest parcel, Trapadis, having been replanted in 1922.
100% Grenache Noir from 25 y.o. vines in the lower plain of Rasteau. Grapes are manually picked, lightly crushed and fermented in cement vats with natural yeasts, including a 15 day skin maceration and aging 18 months on fine lees. Like many of his contemporaries in the region who are turning to low-intervention winemaking, the wine is lighter and more lifted in style than the heaving behemoths of traditional southern Rhône legend. Crunchy red fruits, ripe cherries, pepper, brambly garrigue and a touch of fine-grained tannins that envelop the palate with a smooth mouthfeel and great freshness.
Enjoy with a plate of charcuterie, barbecued pork chops, charcoal grilled chicken, pizza or pack it up with a cold cut sandwich and hit up your favourite picnic spot.