Jean-Louis Trapet is one of the most recognized winemakers in Burgundy. The family has tended the vineyards for seven generations, and since the 1920s, they owned one of the most significant vineyards in the Cote d'Or, but it took until 1960 when they finally started to bottle their own wines. In 1993 Jean-Louis took over and pretty soon started to convert the full 18 hectares to organic and later to biodynamic winemaking principles. His wife Andrée Grayer brought another 12 hectares from Alsace into the family, which they now also care for. The sons Pierre and Louis have taken over the Alsace part of the winery and are starting to try new winemaking methods like skin contact and amphorae.
Originally Jean-Louis started the "Minima" project to showcase what's possible with perfect grapes and no sulfur. A couple of years later, his wife wanted to rediscover what that expression would mean for the Alsace region. Over the years, this has evolved, and this year has culminated in an equally sophisticated wine. Most of the grapes come from the Rosembourg terroir, except for the Muscat, which comes from the Schœnenbourg grand cru vineyard. With its sweet and fruity opening and flowery notes, you wouldn't expect enough acidity to get through a meal. But fear not, this could easily survive any Alsatian dinner or maybe just a French classic like snails.