2008

Domaine de Trévallon rouge 2008

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. End of the harvest: 3 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

Already very open
Decant 1 hour before tasting and serve at 16°C
Ageing potential of around 20 years

Tasting notes

The 2008 is very fruity with notes of cherries, blackcurrants and raspberries. It is easy on the mouth, its tannins elegant and velvety

Food and wine pairings

Grilled lamb chops with a drop of olive oil


Reviews


"We continued with a 2008. Once again the wine was sublime." [+]
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