mercoledì 26 settembre 2012

Domaine de Trévallon

Erloi Durrbach has been producing wine at Domaine de Trévallon since 1977. The vineyard was within the appellation of Coteaux des Baux de Provence, but since Eloi did not agree to plant any other varieties than the Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon which he has always vinified, he lost appellation status and was “demoted” to Vin de Pays. He has even been refused permission to expand his 15 hectare vineyard so new plantings have only become possible by uprooting old vines. His wines are now so sought after that the domain has attained almost cult status. The distinctive cubist labels were designed by Eloi's father - a friend and contemporary of Picasso. 

I had this wine a few days ago and was a really while ago i didn't have it. So complex and young, a wine support with a really strong tannin lots of red fruit carry by smokiness leather and earthy characteristic. Very long deeply with length never ended, finish dry and spice 50% Cabernet and 50% Shiraz from south france 
traditionally vinified in wooden open top fermentors, with low yields, late picking. 
The wine spends 2 years in wooden foudres with about 10% new barriques.
Picasso "Las Meninans" a cover of a painting of Velazquez

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