1996 min

Domaine de Trévallon rouge 1996

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

1996 is the first Trevallon vintage using a label drawn by René Dürrbach


North Alpilles


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: 31 September. End of the harvest: 9 October


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


Cabernet sauvignon : 50%
Syrah : 50%


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. Aromas of black fruits and spices, finely grained and tightly packed tannins. Firm in the mouth. Great freshness. Drink in 2 years time

Food and wine pairings

Red meats...