2016 Ch Trotte Vieille 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion

Ch Trotte Vieille 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Trotte Vieille
Region
St Emilion, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2025-2033
Case Size
6x75cl
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2016 Ch Trotte Vieille 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Trotte Vieille
Region
St Emilion, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2025-2033
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£350.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(5 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2017, Score: 93-95

The continued investment by the Castéja family over a number of years is really beginning to reap rewards. Full of damson and sloe fruits, this wine is totally at ease with itself; nothing is forced, just the perfect balance between fruit, alcohol, tannins and acidity. Classically St Emilion. Lovely. DR

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Producer

Château Trotte Vieille

Like certain domaines in Burgundy, Trotte Vieille is a one parcelled vineyard enclosed by stone walls. But that is where the similarities stop. Planted with 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, its pure limestone soil produces one of the most terroir-driven wines in the region.

Region

St Emilion, Red Bordeaux

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.

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