1999

Domaine de Trévallon rouge 1999

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: 24 September. End of the harvest: 5 October

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 30 minutes before tasting and serve at 16°C
Aging potential of 20 years

Tasting notes

Deep nose of black truffles, smooth on the attack then the mouth tightens with big truffly tannins and a finish of eucalyptus which goes on and on. Le grand guide des vins de France 2010 Bettane & Desseauve 18/20

Food and wine pairings

Would go very well with a truffle risotto !