1997

Domaine de Trévallon rouge 1997

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: 22 September for the Syrah Continuation of the harvest : 6 October for the Cabernet

Vinification

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

Varietals

Cabernet sauvignon : 50%
Syrah : 50%

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. Clear colour, aromas of dark chocolate and fennel. Elegant

Food and wine pairings

Grilled rib of beef