Domaine de Trévallon rouge 1992

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: 28 September End of the harvest: 9 October

Vinification

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

Varietals

Cabernet sauvignon : 60%
Syrah : 40%

Serving

Decant before tasting and serve at 16°C. Aging potential of 20 years

Tasting notes

November 2007: November tasting in South Africa by Remington Norman. Lovely appearance, black fruits dominating on the nose and on the palate, more syrah than cabernet. A seductive and elegant wine. Just right