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Château Trotte Vieille is a 1er (Premier) Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion and Borie-Manoux highest classified and most prestigious Château. Trottevieille is a very old estate. A pergament from the year 1453, kept at the Chateau today, shows that the funny name of Trottevieille had already been used for this estate in the 15th century. In the 14/15th century there apparently lived an elderly lady at the estate. The people from the village of Saint-Emilion called her „the old trott“ most probably due to her funny way of walking down the hill to Saint-Emilion. For this reason, in honour oft he namegivng lady, the second wine of Trottevieille is called „Dame de Trotte Vieille“. 


Some of the Cabernet Franc vines here date back to the time before Phylloxera. They are thus the original French Cabernet Franc grape plants and have an age of around 150 years. The roots of these vines have made their way down into the limestone rock, sometimes deeper than 20 metres. Cabernet France often makes the majority of the blend of Trottevielle, making it one of the longest living wines.

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Garnet red with brick red hue. Very elegant and expressive nose, roasted chestnuts, gingerbread, cardamom, cloves, wet tobacco leaf, hints of very fine leather, prunes and hints of candied blackberries. On the palate elegant, a great wine with complexity, aromatic depth, a wonderful tension on the palate, with hints of chocolate coated dried fruits, velvety character and incredible length. Great perfection. 

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Tasted at the property in April 2018. Well-matured wine, keeping well, well-balanced and tasty. Very good complexity and length. Still lively wine. 

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Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

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