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
Web:  to come

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.
In 2016-2017 a new cellar was built just behind the old cellar.

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 were delivered to the cooperative until 2012..
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 og 10% Carignan. 
Lagres i cementtank i 18 mdr.

Rasteau Harys
2012: 80% Syrah og 20% Clairette. Udbyttet er kun 20 hl/ha.
Lagres på cementtank i 24 mdr

Rasteau Les Cras
2014: 70% Grenache, 10% Carignan, 10% Mourvèdre og 10% Syrah. *

Rasteau Les Adrès
2012: 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre og 10% Carignan.
10% lagres på barriques.

VDN Rasteau Grenat
2016: 90% Grenache og 10% Carignan. 20% af vinen fadlagres i ca. 11 mdr.

2015: 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
2015: 100% Grenache. Lagres i cementtank i 18 mdr. *

Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2014: 80% Grenache og 20%

Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2011: 90% Grenache Blanc og 10% Clairette. 
10-15 hl./ha. Lagres på barriques i 8 mdr.

VDF Esprit 
2016: 100% Grenache *

VDF Grenache Vendanges Tardives Les Ponchonnières
Laves fra senthøstede Grenache og udbyttet er kun 4 hl./ha.
Halvdelen lagres på tank, resten i barriques i ca. 18 mdr.

The old celler

Helen Durand at Marché du Vins in Cairanne 2012

Photos from the contruction of the new cellar - from the facebook site of Helen Durand

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