2001

Domaine de Trévallon rouge 2001

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

Magnificent year. Three weeks of Mistral wind in August which concentrated the grapes

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: 17 September. End of the harvest: 28 September

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 1 hour before tasting and serve at 16°C
Ageing potential of 30 years

Tasting notes

You are taken aback by this powerfully structured wine, wrapped in aromatic tannins, with a finish reminiscent of truffles and the 'garrigue'

Food and wine pairings

Goes well with truffles and morels


Reviews


"No one spits, the wine is so smooth and well-balanced, the idea of wasting one precious drop of this nectar incomprehensible." [+]
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18/20

" This still has an impressively deep colour at 12 years old. Little fade. There is a big wafting nose full of dense fruit. The palate is full of sweet cassis with spice and roasted meat. This is complex, rich and earthy and lovely to drink now. For me the Cabernet comes through a bit more than the Syrah in this vintage but Trevallon is a wine that can taste of Bordeaux, Rhone, Burgundy and Barolo from bottle to bottle (often in the same vintage). 18 points." [+]
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