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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

The Story

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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Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Elegant and complex nose with aroma reminsicent of mulberries and elderberries, balmy spices, vanilla and hints of gingerbread. Good structure with balanced tannins, fine acidity and pure fruit. Hints of toasting in the aftertaste.
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Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Trottevieille 2013  ( Château Trottevieille )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Elegant and complex nose with aroma reminsicent of mulberries and elderberries, balmy spices, vanilla and hints of gingerbread. Good structure with balanced tannins, fine acidity and pure fruit. Hints of toasting in the aftertaste. "

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