Domaine de Trevallon - IGP Alpilles - Rouge - red - Mixed case - 3x2007 + 3x2010 - 6 x 750 ml
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
About the 2010, 94+ points: “A blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the 2010 Alpilles is a beauty! Aged 24 months in primarily foudre (5% in barrel), it sports an inky, opaque color as well as a deep, raw bouquet of cassis, liquid herbs, olive tapenade, blood and serious minerality that continues to change and evolve over the evening. Medium to full-bodied and surprisingly elegant and pure on the palate, it possesses perfect balance, fine tannin and lively acidity that shines on the finish. Gorgeous all around, yet still a baby, it needs another year or three of bottle age and will evolve gracefully for 12-15+ years” The Wine Advocate
Like his father, Eloi Durrbach studied architecture in Paris. Already in love with wine, he started to trade his artwork for wines from the Vignelaure Chateau, and dreamt of a winemaking experience with his wife on the Domaine of Trevallon. Georges Brunet from the Chateau de Vignelaure encouraged him to plant Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah (the other consultants thought he should plant Mourvedre). In 1973 he planted his first vines, and soon thereafter closed his architecture firm, moved to Provence, and became a full-time vigneron.
Eloi chose to label his wines IGP, as he refused to adapt his blend to AOC regulation. ‘Alpilles Rouge’ is bold yet balanced, beloved for its structure, bright acidity, and serious potential to age. An absolute knockout with meat!
From: France , IGP Alpilles
Grapes variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah