2010

Domaine de Trévallon rouge 2010

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 wine

Very small harvest : less than 20 hectolitres / hectares

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: 27 September
End of the harvest: 7 October

Vinification

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

Varietals

Cabernet sauvignon : 50%
Syrah : 50%

Serving

Don't drink before 2020
Decant 1 hour before tasting and serve at 16°C

Tasting notes

Rounded, built on a frame of fine and tightly packed tannins, silky and very drinkable
Ageing potential of at least 20 years !

Food and wine pairings

Some fine game, grilled rib of beef or roast leg of lamb !