In Bond per 6x75cl
On this occasion I met with Nicolas who runs the cellar while his brother David was in the vineyard. The spring was really challenging and was only matched by that of 2013. Cold, wet and horrible until the middle of July and thereafter it became warmer and drier until harvest on the 26th September. They had to cope with hail in Beaune, sunburn in the Côte de Nuits, terrible flowering for the old vines, mildew on the Bourgogne Rouge, but at least no rot! Despite the trying conditions in 2012 there was very little work required on the table de tri as the remaining fruit was in such great condition.
Beautiful red fruits - dark not opaque. This has the most lovely texture and is properly fine. A bit closed but gorgeous nose nonetheless. Very graceful and elegant texture. The tannins are present but integrated. Lovely graceful, flowing finish. (AB)
94-96 Points, Neal Martin: 'The 2012 Chambertin Grand Cru comes from two different parcels (1.6-hectares) in the middle of the vineyard. The bouquet is very open and intense with billowing red cherries, raspberry and redcurrant aromas that exude clarity and panache. The palate is very well balanced: mineral-rich on the entry before the fruits begin to surface towards the finish. Masculine, very focused and very linear, this is a classy Chambertin for long-term ageing.'
The Burgondes arrived in the 5th Century and one of them called Bertin (Berht-in means the son of Berht) owned a field adjoining Clos de Bèze. The story goes that, following the example of his neighbours the monks from the Merovingian Abbey of Bèze, Bertin planted his field with the same grape variety. The wines were perfect and it wasn't long before the vineyards were named after its owner : the 'Champs de Bertin' (field of Bertin) and later becoming 'Chambertin'.
Domaine Rossignol-Trapet is lucky enough to possess parcels covering the entire slope (that is to say from the road to the woods). Consequently their Chambertin is situated in the heart of this terroir and is a perfect reflection of Chambertin. The vines have an average age of 55 years, planted between 1920 and 2002, and use exclusively pinot noir
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