Domaine du Trapadis

Helen Durand
Route d'Orange 84110 Rasteau
Tel. +33 4 90 461 120
Direct sale: Every day 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-19.00
Email: durand.helen@wanadoo.fr
Website: http://www.domainedutrapadis.com/ (?)

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.

Wines

Rasteau
2013: 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Carignan. 
Matured in cement tank for 18 months.

Rasteau Harys
2012: 80% Syrah (40% Syrah Seryne - a special clone of Syrah) and 20% Clairette - the white variety. The yield is 20 hl/ha.
The main part is aged in cement tank for 24 months.

Rasteau Les Adrès
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.

Cairanne
2014: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah og 10% Carignan. 

Cotes du Rhone Village Roaix Les Perrières
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.

VDF Esprit 
2013: 100% Grenache

VDF Grenache Vendanges Tardives Les Ponchonnières
2011: Late harvest Grenache. 4 hl./ha. 50% Aged in barriques for 18 months.


Helen Durand at Marché du Vins in Cairanne 2012

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Update 07-09-2016