Domaine de Trevallon Rouge 1982

The wine

Aubert de Vilaine, from Romanée Conti, in Burgundy, was the first to be very impressed by our wines, in 1978, tasted at Beaumanière. He spoke about them to his importer in the US who also liked them a lot and he started to buy the reds from us. This importer then mentioned them to Robert Parker who tasted them 82 vintage. He really liked them. We were also the first wine from the Alpilles which was written about by Parker. That was in 1984. From then on we started to become well known. But we were better known abroad than in France.

Location

North Alpilles

Terroir

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

Vinification

No de-stemming, yeast or sulphur. Ageing 18 months in foudres. Fining with fresh egg white. No filtration before bottling

Varietals

Cabernet sauvignon : 60%
Syrah : 40%

Serving

Decant before tasting and serve at 16°C

Tasting notes

Excellent at the moment, drink now !


Reviews


" The highest scoring wine on the day was the fully mature red 82." [+]
-

"A legendary wine. It is sad to hear that the Domaine does not possess a single bottle. I've drunk this many times in London and at Beaugraviere in France, but this might be the first bottle I've tasted for 10 years. It now has a brown, mahogany colour and has developed into a fine old Burgundy. It reminds me of DRC and Vogué wines from the 1950's. There is great complexity here and sweetness mingled with forest floor notes and a lingering, gentle, sweet finish. Fading away but still a beauty. " [+]
-