Domaine de Trevallon Blanc 2011

Traditional vinification in Burgundy barrels, 50% new.
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Situation :
North Alpilles

Terroir :
Limestone and clay soil, very stony: Hauterivian et Barremian, second stage of the lower Cretaceous, less than 130 million years.

Winemaking :
Each grape variety is aged in barrel separately for 12 months without any racking and just 2-3 stirring of the lees. Clarification and fining are with clay. Light filtration when bottled.

Cépages :
Grenache blanc : 8%
Clairette : 8%
Marsanne : 50%
Roussanne : 24%
Chardonnay : 10%

Tasting Notes

Have been travelling to St Remy de Provence for over 20 years, when we lived in Europe. The 2011 is superb, and tastes like an aged Meursalt.

Rich, oily, quite thick and dense with notes of marzipan. Weighty and long, it reminds me of a top White Hermitage.

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