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
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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

In the vineyard :
Beginning of the harvest: 12 September
End of the harvest: 23 Sepember

Winemaking :
No de-stemming, yeasting or sulphur. Agening 24 months in foudres and barrels. Fining with fresh egg white. No filtration before bottling

Cépages :
Syrah : 50%
Cabernet Sauvignon : 50%

Tasting Notes

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.

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