Domaine de Trevallon Blanc 2001

Traditional vinification in Burgundy barrels, 50% new.

Situation

North Alpilles.

Terroir

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

Vinification

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.

Varietals

Marsanne : 45%
Roussanne : 30%
Clairette : 13%
Chardonnay : 12%

Serving

Decant before serving at 13°C.

Tasting notes

Almonds, grapefruit, raisins, tobacco, intense and elegant with good acidity. Drinking now (2014) and over the next 4 or 5 years.

Food pairing

Grilled fish with olive oil.