Rasteau Red

The Roux Family acquired the Château du Trignon in 1896. Back then it was a traditional Provençal farm of the time, with mixed and livestock farming. Since then 5 generations have refocused the farm on the vine and expanded the estate; a qualitative approach is also underway.
In 2006, the familly Quiot charmed by the Dentelles de Montmirail, wish to perpetuate Château du Trignon.

Story

Terroir
Single parcel. Red clay and small pebbles
Vinification
Total de-stemming, Vatting time : 17 to 21 days, Matured in vats and "foudres"
Varietals
Grenache - 歌海娜
Mourvèdre - 慕合怀特

Advice

Tasting notes
Garnet Ripe berries, "herbes de provence". Balance between body and freshness. Finish on notes of spices and undergrowth
Food pairings
Game birds, rack of pork, lamb chops

Reviews

91/100
"VINTAGE 2015 - 91 POINTS" [+]
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91/100
"VINTAGE 2015 - 91 POINTS - A sanguine nose with wild herbs and red to dark berries on offer. This has an attractively juicy palate with plenty of bright, fleshy red-plum and berry flavor. Drink or hold." [+]
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1 STAR - 1 ETOILE
"Millésime 2015 - L'aération libère des arômes chaleureux de fruits rouges macérés, d'épices et de cuir. En bouche, ce sont les aromates qui s'expriment avec un côté sauvage. Suave et savoureuse, cette cuvée déploie des tanins encore serrés qui laissent confiant sur son avenir." [+]
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90/100
"USA: Vintage 2013 - Bright violet. Fresh red fruits on the fragrant nose, complicated by peppery spices and a floral element. Deep and sweet but energetic, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that fan out nicely on the back half. Silky tannins shape a long, pliant finish that leaves behind suave spicecake and lavender pastille notes. Quite graceful in character for a Rasteau and approachable now, in the style of this producer. The 2011 version of this wine is drinking perfectly right now, by the way.(review June 2016)" [+]
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GOLD MEDAL
"Japan - Vintage 2013" [+]
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"Vintage 2013 - 93 POINTS - Five years after bottling, this wine still offers loads of fresh, punchy blackberry and plum flavors. It's a bold, penetrating wine nuanced by hints of granite and wet earth. The fresh finish lingers on fine, integrated tannins. Lovely now it should improve further through 2022 and hold a few years longer." [+]
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90/100
"Millésime 2012 - Vintage 2012
Le nez est aromatique et offre une fine puissance, une fine concentration ainsi qu'un très fin charnu (en fond) et une fine complexité. On y retrouve des notes de cerise noire et de mûre de Boysen associées à de petites notes de baies de sureau, de poivre de Sichuan, de fleurs ainsi qu'à de fines touches de garrigue/olivier et d'épices. La bouche est fruitée, précise, bien menée et offre de l'élégance, de la suavité, de la droiture, une trame juteuse/acidulée ainsi que de la tension. En bouche ce vin exprime des notes de baies rouges juteuses, de cerise Bigarreau mûre/juteuse et plus légèrement de framboise écrasée associées à de petites touches de mûre écrasée/juteuse, à de fines touches de réglisse, de fleurs, de minéralité, à de discrètes pointes de poivre ainsi qu'à de très discrètes pointes de caramélisation, de thé, amande et de chocolat. Les tannins sont fins et très finement fermes. Bonne longueur et bonne persistance. Très fine mâche sur la fin de bouche/persistance. (90/100)

The nose is aromatic, slightly powerful and offers a fine concentration, a (very) slight fleshiness (in the background) and a fine complexity. It reveals notes of black cherry and boysenberry combined with small notes of elderberry, Sichuan pepper, flowers as well as slight touches of garrigue / olive and spices. The palate is fruity, precise, well-built and offers elegance, suavity, straightness, a juicy / acidulous frame as well as tension. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy red berries, ripe and juicy Bigarreau cherry and small notes of crushed raspberry combined with small touches of crushed / juicy blackberry, fine touches of liquorice, flowers, minerality, discreet hints of pepper as well as very discreet hints of caramelization, tea, almond and chocolate. Tannins are fine and (very) slightly firm. Good length and good persistence. Very fine chews on the finish / persistence. 90/100
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90
"USA - VINTAGE 2012" [+]
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BRONZE MEDAL - MEDAILLE DE BRONZE
"VINTAGE 2012" [+]
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COMMENDED (BRONZE) Médaille de Bronze
"VINTAGE 2011 - Millésime 2011" [+]
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SILVER MEDAL
"concours - Vintage 2011" [+]
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BRONZE MEDAL - MEDAILLE DE BRONZE
"VINTAGE 2011 - MILLESIME 2011" [+]
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