Trapet's Ostrea is one of the great and overlooked village wines of Burgundy.
Sourced from very old vines, including many 90+ year old vines, Trapet's Gevrey Ostrea can hold its own with any village Gevrey.
For all of Ostrea's depth and nuance, what really stands out is the wine's intricate delicacy. In the context of Gevrey, there's a fascinating laciness and brightness to the wine.
In the past few vintages, Trapet has been on a tear. The wines have been getting more and more precise and lifted.
Trapet's 2019s are gorgeous and certainly represent a high-water mark for the estate. They are intense, but with a wonderful vividness and drive. The 2019s are supremely graceful and structured for the long haul.
The 2019 Ostrea flaunts the elegance and transparency of the collection. There's serious complexity that's delivered with a really beautiful subtlety. You also get Gevrey's muscle delivered with an irresistible silken texture.
The name "Ostrea" refers to the oyster shells found in and around the three parcels that the wine is sourced from. Jean-Louis Trapet's conscientious biodynamic farming practices help to capture the purity of the old vines.
I took every bottle of the 2019 that I could get my hands on, but it's a modest amount. I encourage you to get your orders in early.
To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
Burghound: "More deeply pitched and slightly less elegant aromas are comprised by notes of plum, dark currant, forest floor and a whiff of game. There is excellent density and power to the broad-shouldered yet still reasonably refined flavors that flash a bracing salinity on the refreshing and impressively long finale. This is always a very good Gevrey villages and 2019 is no exception. Recommended."