Domaine de Trévallon rouge 2009

First vintage under the IGP Alpilles appellation. Premier millésime avec l'IGP Alpilles (Indication Géographique Protégée Alpilles)
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The wine :
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

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: 14 September. End of the harvest: 25 September

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

Cépages :
Syrah : 50%
Cabernet Sauvignon : 50%

Tasting Notes

A wonderfully perfumed nose - intense aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, cranberry and blackberry, with hints of woodsmoke, garrigue herbs, garam masala and polished old wood. Cabernet and Syrah in complete harmony, with cassis and charred red capsicum melding nicely with smoky pastrami and violet. Medium-bodied and tangy, with ripe, supple tannins, soft citrus acidity and a noticeable streak of minerality. Subtle hints of lapsang tea, black olive tapenade, all-spice, meat and herbs de Provence, with waves of mouth-watering fruit. If you want a clue as to the glories of an aged Trévallon, but don't want to wait, then this is the vintage to try. A compelling wine.

It was pure heaven, the aromas of dark fruits and earthy tones that followed onto the palate with a long rich finish. The combination of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah was perfectly balanced for a wine of such a young age

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