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Wine of the Week: Domaine du Trapadis Rasteau 2009

June 13th, 2013

Screen shot 2013-06-13 at 3.52.51 PMContinuing along the Rhone Valley, this week’s wine of the week is Domaine du Trapadis Rasteau 2009. On the palette you will find leather, resin, mint, medium tannins, and a touch of caramel on the finish. The wine is harvested in the Southern Rhone Valley, grown in limestone pebbles mixed with red clay and the vines have an average age of about 35 years old. Composed of 70% Grenache Noir, 10 % Carignan, 10 % Mourvèdre, and 10% Syrah this wine offers beautiful structure and lots of finesse.

Domaine du Trapadis dates back four generations to 1850. However, it wasn’t until a marriage in 1942 that the two neighboring vineyards, owned by Helen Durand’s great-grandfathers, united their families with a marriage. The neighboring plots of land became one to create what is now known as Domaine du Trapadis. The vineyard is cultivated without herbicides, chemicals, or synthetic products.