Domaine du Trapadis
Route d'Orange 84110 Rasteau
Tel. +33 4 90 461 120
Direct sale: Every day 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-19.00
The grandparents of the owner today were both born by wine growers. When
they married in 1942 some fields of the two families were brought together and a
new domain was born, Trapadis. The name Trapadis is derived from the word "Trapalas"
which means "cave" in Provençal, Here is a natural spring which
provides water for the surrounding hamlet.
The mother of Helen Durand (born Charavin) married Robert Durand. When they ran
the domain the yield was sold in bulk to merchants. In 1990 the 16 years
old Helen Durand started to bottle some wine and started an oenologic education. In 1996
he became responsible for the domain.
Today the domain covers 32 ha. by which 24 ha. in
Rasteau, 3,5 ha. in Cairanne and some ha. in Roaix from where the grapes are
delivered to the cooperative.
The vines have an average age of 35 years but
some of them are planted in 1922.
Since 2010 the vineyards have been certified agriculture biologique and
later also biodynamique.
2013: 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
and 10% Carignan.
Matured in cement tank for 18 months.
2012: 80% Syrah (40% Syrah Seryne - a special clone of Syrah) and 20% Clairette - the white variety. The yield is 20
The main part is aged in cement tank for 24 months.
2012: 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Carignan.
The average age
is 60 years. The yield for Grenache is only 10-15 hl/ha.
10% aged in barriques.
Vin Doux Naturel Rasteau Granat
2014: 90% Grenache and 10% Carignan.
The yield is 20 hl/ha. 20% of the wine is aged in barrels for 11 months.
2014: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah og 10% Carignan.
Cotes du Rhone Village Roaix Les
2013: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah og 10% Cinsault
Cotes du Rhone
2014: 100% Grenache.
Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2014: 80% Grenache and 20% Carignan/Mourvèdre/Cinsault/Clairette/Counoise.
Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2011: 90% Grenache Blanc and 10% Clairette.
10-15 hl./ha. Aged in barriques for 8 months.
2013: 100% Grenache
VDF Grenache Vendanges Tardives Les Ponchonnières
2011: Late harvest Grenache. 4 hl./ha. 50% Aged in barriques for 18 months.