2005

Domaine de Trévallon rouge 2005

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

Location

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: 19 September. End of the harvest: 30 September

Vinification

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

Varietals

Cabernet sauvignon : 50%
Syrah : 50%

Serving

Already very good but wait another 2-3 years
Decant 1 hour before tasting and serve at 16°C
Ageing potential of 25 years

Tasting notes

This 2005 is very well balanced with a long and fresh finish. The nose offers up delicate aromas of blackcurrants and wild strawberries

Food and wine pairings

Roast leg of lamb with thyme or some fine game