Domaine de Trévallon rouge 2009
First vintage under the IGP Alpilles appellation. Premier millésime avec l'IGP Alpilles (Indication Géographique Protégée Alpilles)
The wine :
In the vineyard :
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