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
Mail: durand.helen@wanadoo.fr
Web: http://www.domainedutrapadis.com/  not yet released

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. of 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.

Wines

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

Rasteau Harys
2012: 80% Syrah, 20% Clairette. Yield 20 hl/ha.
Matured in cement tank for 24 months

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

Rasteau Les Adrès
2012: 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan.
10% aged in barriques.

VDN Rasteau Grenat
2016: 90% Grenache and 10% Carignan. 20%  aged in barriques for 11 months.

Cairanne
2015: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Carignan. 

Cotes du Rhone Village Roaix Les Perrières
2013: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault

Cotes du Rhone
2015: 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 
2016: 100% Grenache

VDF Grenache Vendanges Tardives Les Ponchonnières
From late harvest Grenache with a yield of 4 hl./ha.
50% aged in tank and 50% in barriques for about 18 months.


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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