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.
A Vin de France composed of 100% Grenache coming from 20 year old vines on sandy, silty soils. Spontaneous fermentation in concrete, aged 10 months in tanks. A bouquet of red fruit comes out in an open and immediate nose. The palate is fruity and intense with redcurrant and raspberry over a multi-dimensional layering of somewhat chewy tannins and a supple finish. There's fun hints of Mediterranean herbs and bright minerality that helps keep this wine fresh and zippy.
This is great with all of your weeknight stews, cassoulet and even Asian cuisine on the low end of the spicy spectrum.