Helen Durand

Domaine du Trapadis

VigneronHelen Durand
LocationRasteau (Vaucluse)
Size of Domaine35 ha
TerroirMediterranean climate, Mistral (northern wind) influence. Rhône quaternary terraces: sand, silt, clay-limestone marls, river pebbles. 150-200m altitude.
ViticultureCertified organic (Ecocert) practising biodynamic.
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The history of the domaine dates to 1850 and the word trapadis is derived from 'trapalas' meaning ‘hole’ in Provençal, a reference to an important underground cave and natural spring in the village of Rasteau.

Following the path of his two great-grandfathers, Helen Durand bottled his first wine at the young age of 16 and has had complete control of the domaine since 1996. Over the past few years Helen’s winemaking style has undergone a significant change with lower intervention and gentler extraction, seeking greater freshness and terroir definition in his wines.

Domaine du Trapadis Wines

Domaine du Trapadis

90% Grenache, 10% Carignan (15.5% alc, 100g/l of rs)

This is a very good VDN with cigar leaf, raisin, prune and fig flavours typical of the grenache. Delicious with rich chocolate desserts.