Domaine de Trévallon rouge 1989

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

The vintage

Beautiful vintage !

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: 11 September. End of the harvest: 23 September

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 30 years

Tasting notes

April 2005: Dominated by the cabernet sauvignon, the 1989 has a very classic style. It is currently showing very well but there is no hurry. It will be at its peak in 5-8 years
September 2013: Still very good !