Domaine de Trévallon rouge 2011
Trévallon is known for its long aging process, more than 2 years for its reds. Racking is kept to a strict minimum, the lees found at the bottom of the barrels continue to nourish the wine during the ageing process
In the vineyard :
Medium purple-ruby, opens up with intense aromas of pine, blood and mushrooms, once it breathes, the cab sauv kicks in with leather and farmyard intense aromas, 1.5h after opening it displays intense black pepper and violets... such a complex wine, on palate great balance between acidity and tannins, relatively low alcohol at 12.5, intense flavors of flowers, black fruits on a medium body. Beautiful wine, needs some age, but also drinking great right now
First tasted the red at St. Remy de Provence home of Dr. Rudy Kuehne, of Zuerich, while I lived in Zuerich. This is a very good vintage & not easy to find.