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Château Trottevieille 2009

Bordeaux - Saint-Emilion - Red - 13.5° Château Trottevieille Château Trottevieille 2009 1654/09
  • Parker : 90+
  • J. Robinson : 16
Château Trottevieille is a very old estate. Its name comes from a legend having to do with an old lady who lived there centuries ago. A coach stop was located at the intersection of two roads just outside her house. Whenever a carriage stopped there, the old woman (la vieille) "trotted out" to hear the latest news. The present-day château is surrounded by attractive grounds as well as vines. The vineyard overlooks a small south-facing valley, and the vines have remarkable sun exposure. The terroir consists of a thin layer (thirty centimetres) of clay soil on a limestone shelf. Visible in former quarries found on the estate, vine roots have pushed through in search of nourishment. There is also a small plot of pre-phylloxera vines approximately 120 years old. Château Trottevieille is known for its elegance, roundness, and very long aftertaste. These characteristics are partly due to the large percentage of Cabernet Franc. The wine is fruity and wellbalanced even when young, but fills out and develops beautifully after several years in bottle. This explains why Trottevieille is much sought after by connoisseurs around the world.

Wine Advocate-Parker :
This wine has closed down considerably, but has a lot of potential for long-term aging. Yields were ridiculously low (8 hectoliters per hectare) because a hailstorm on May 13 wiped out much of the vineyard. The final blend of 67% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon displays a dense ruby/purple color and loads of chocolate, crushed rocks, truffles and earth as well as subtle vanillin. Some black currants also make an appearance in this deep, chewy, structured, backward wine. This is a true vin de garde that needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring ans should drink well over the following 20+ years.
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Millesima offers Chateau Trottevieille, purchased exclusively from their producing estates. In stock in our cellars in Bordeaux in their original case from the Château or Estate.

Château Trottevieille is a very old estate. Its name comes from a legend having to do with an old lady who lived there centuries ago. A coach stop was located at the intersection of two roads just outside her house. Whenever a carriage stopped there, the old woman (la vieille) "trotted out" to hear the latest news. The present-day château is surrounded by attractive grounds as well as vines. The vineyard overlooks a small south-facing valley, and the vines have remarkable sun exposure. The terroir consists of a thin layer (thirty centimetres) of clay soil on a limestone shelf. Visible in former quarries found on the estate, vine roots have pushed through in search of nourishment. There is also a small plot of pre-phylloxera vines approximately 120 years old. Château Trottevieille is known for its elegance, roundness, and very long aftertaste. These characteristics are partly due to the large percentage of Cabernet Franc. The wine is fruity and wellbalanced even when young, but fills out and develops beautifully after several years in bottle. This explains why Trottevieille is much sought after by connoisseurs around the world.

Wine Advocate-Parker :
This wine has closed down considerably, but has a lot of potential for long-term aging. Yields were ridiculously low (8 hectoliters per hectare) because a hailstorm on May 13 wiped out much of the vineyard. The final blend of 67% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon displays a dense ruby/purple color and loads of chocolate, crushed rocks, truffles and earth as well as subtle vanillin. Some black currants also make an appearance in this deep, chewy, structured, backward wine. This is a true vin de garde that needs at least 8-10 years of cellaring ans should drink well over the following 20+ years.
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